Latest Old-growth forest Stories
This week's ClickBack, the BDN editorial pages' interactive feature, elicited strong sentiments on the stand of old-growth trees on Plum Creek's land in Elliotsville.
Packs of volunteers, including oil workers and schoolchildren, trekked into fields and forests up and down Mexico on Saturday to plant more than 8 million trees, according to the environment ministry.
By Chai Mei Ling PAPER is a necessary evil. But one pulp and paper firm challenges this impression by giving back just as much, if not more, to the environment and society. CHAI MEI LING went to visit its paper mill in Kerinchi, Indonesia a sceptic, but came back liking what she saw.
By The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Jul. 4--BONNERS FERRY -- A thinning project to improve the vigor of old-growth trees on the Idaho Panhandle National Forest can continue after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco reversed an earlier court decision halting the work.
By Michael Milstein, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. Jun. 20--With millions of acres of overgrown Oregon forests at desperate risk of wildfires, Sen.
By Andy Mead, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Jun. 13--CLEMONS FORK -- You can tell something unusual is happening when the constant scream of cicadas is overwhelmed by the drone of heavy equipment: Logging has begun in Robinson Forest.
In an investigative report published today by Eyes on the Forest, evidence shows that a new logging road in Riau Province -- strongly indicated as illegally built by companies connected to Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) -- is cutting into the heart of Sumatraâ€™s largest contiguous peatland forest, a rare hydrological ecosystem that acts as one of the planetâ€™s biggest carbon stores.
By Archer, Jessica K Miller, Deborah L; Tanner, George W ARCHER, J. K. (Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611), D. L.
By Gilliam, Frank S Despite a growing awareness that the herbaceous layer serves a special role in maintaining the structure and function of forests, this stratum remains an underappreciated aspect of forest ecosystems.
David Milarch has returned to Northern California to realize his dream of preserving and restoring the most ancient of redwood trees using the latest advances in genetic cloning.
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, 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...