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The impact of climate on forests and wildfire

Wildfire, Forests and Climate Change

In the southwest of North America, record heat has spawned an early an aggressive start to the 2016 fire season. One consequence of a warming world is the increased frequency and intensity of wildfires. With increasing heat, fires burn more intensely over a steadily increasing wildfire season signaling a regime shift in global forests . A 2015 study published in…

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Restoration and Conservation New Goals for U.S. Forest Management

Both environmental and timber industry leaders praised Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s plan for overhauling how the U.S. Forest Service manages the nation’s forests. The plan focuses on forest conservation and restoration.

Another Climate Change Tipping Point: Will Forests Become Carbon Emitters?

Sound forest management is required to help prevent forest from becoming overall carbon emitters.