A new study highlights how the US could plant forests to sequester the equivalent of about 5% of the greenhouse gases the country emitted in 2019, but to do so, investments are needed now.
The Forest Service conducts periodic assessments of the condition of forest and rangeland resources. This 2000 report assesses impacts of climate change to U.S. forests to support resource management planning objectives.
As 2021 comes to a close, National Geographic highlights five environmental victories that may support positive conservation outcomes in the years ahead.
The Forest Legacy Program provides grants for conservation easements or land purchases through state partners to protect environmentally sensitive forest lands while maintaining private ownership and working forests.
The Forest Legacy Program provides grants for conservation easements or land purchases through state partners to protect environmentally sensitive forest lands while maintaining private ownership and working forests. The Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions – “Yellowbook”, which presents current standards for grant requests, is posted for reference here.
The Wilderness Society’s report, U.S. Forest Carbon and Climate Change, examines policy options to promote the role of forests in carbon sequestration.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will be conducting the first-ever National Agroforestry Survey. Data collection begins Feb. 1 and concludes April 5, 2022. The survey will be sent to 11,100 farmers and ranchers nationwide to gather information on the five agroforestry practices used for climate, conservation and production benefits, including windbreaks, silvopasture, riparian forest buffers, alley cropping as well as forest farming and multi-story cropping to enable producers to share the dynamic ways they manage valuable agroforestry resources.
Working forests typically describe lands where forest products are actively harvested. Increasingly in the conservation community management for ecosystem services.