Forest Protection in the Trump era

Creative Commons: Martha Bergmann

In a new essay for Rewilding Earth, LDF's Environment Now Forest Program Director explores the current threats to our national forests as the Trump administration and new Congress attempt to reduce environmental protections and increase logging. The essay also examines the latest scientific research on forest fires, showing how that research refutes erroneous fire-related claims used to promote logging. These findings instead point to a positive new approach that truly protects our forests while at the same time helps communities to safely coexist with wildfires as a natural and necessary part of western forests. As Dr. Bevington concludes,

Creative Commons: Josh Felise

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Last updated July 16, 2018

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