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forests in peril
2014-08-20 07:08:20

An estimated 95 percent of the primary forests that existed prior to the advent of agriculture have been lost in non-protected areas, according to new research published online Thursday in the Society for Conservation Biology journal Conservation Letters.

old-growth forest study site in Savage Gulf
2014-04-18 06:48:19

A new study reveals that short-lived but severe climatic events can trigger cascades of ecosystem changes that can last for centuries.

Young Tropical Forests Contribute Little To Tree-Biodiversity Conservation
2013-12-12 17:14:28

A satellite image of a green swath of tropical forest does not tell the whole story. About half the world's tropical forests are relatively young. Unless protected, they are unlikely to last more than a human generation before falling to bulldozers and chainsaws.

2013-11-05 23:03:18

Lifestyle Brand Reveals Its Best Practices For Solutions In Reducing Wood Fiber Use Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 PrAna announced it’s partnering

2013-10-01 23:29:30

With conflicting research, scientists should proceed with caution, says Water Researcher and Advocate Sharon Kleyne. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) October 01, 2013

2013-06-26 16:58:42

New research from the University of Guelph, published Tuesday in the journal Biodiversity and Conservation, says that allowing industrial extraction in a northern Ontario old-growth red pine forest – the largest remaining in the world – would significantly threaten biodiversity in Canada.

Tree Group Plants Redwood Clones Abroad To Save Them From Climate Change
2013-04-23 07:55:01

In celebration of Earth Day 2013, one non-profit organization made a bold attempt to preserve one of America’s oldest natural treasures. By protecting and preserving California’s ancient redwood trees, the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive (AATA) is hoping that the towering timbers will be saved from climate change.

Tree Death In Amazon Much Higher Than Previously Believed
2013-01-29 12:28:36

Using a new research tool, scientists have discovered that forest death in the Amazon is higher than previously believed, a finding that casts a dark shadow on the future of climate change.

2012-08-07 23:19:03

Forests hammered by windstorms, avalanches and wildfires may appear blighted, but a Washington State University researcher says such disturbances can be key to maximizing an area's biological diversity.

science-051812-004
2012-05-18 07:43:37

A study led by anthropologist Christopher I. Roos from Southern Methodist University in Dallas shows that modern “mega forest fires” in the southwestern U.S. are the result of dense canopies that likely grew as a result of human interference.


Latest Old-growth forest Reference Libraries

Allegheny National Forest
2013-10-30 09:24:27

The Allegheny National Forest is a National Forest that can be found in northwestern Pennsylvania. The forest covers 513,175 acres of land. In the forest is the Kinzua Dam, which impounds the Allegheny River to create Allegheny Reservoir. The administrative headquarters for the Allegheny National Forest can be found in Warren. It has two ranger stations, one in Bradford, McKean County and one in Marienville, Forest County. The forest lies in the heart of Pennsylvania’s oil and gas...

Clearcutting
2013-04-02 11:17:47

Clearcutting, otherwise known as clearfelling, is a controversial forestry/logging practice in which the majority or all of the trees in an area are uniformly cut down. Clearcutting, in addition to shelterwood and seed tree harvests, is utilized by foresters to construct certain types of forest ecosystems and to encourage select species that require plentiful sunlight or grow in large, even-age stands. Logging companies and forest-worker unions in certain countries support the practice for...

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