Small forest landowners own and manage approximately 3.2 million acres of Washington’s forestlands and exert a tremendous influence on public resources, including fish-bearing streams, water quality, air quality, wildlife habitat, and carbon sequestration. Adoption of the Forests and Fish Report (the Forest Practices Rules) was made possible, in part, by the agreement of small forest […]

via Message from Tami Miketa, Manager of the Small Forest Landowner Office — Small Forest Landowner News

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Mark, Petition Link – https://actions.sumofus.org/a/yum-brands-no-to-deforestation/?akid=53135.7697051.fZEEeN&rd=1&source=fwd&t=13 Magnificent rainforests in Asia and South America are being slashed and set ablaze to produce palm oil, soy, beef and paper — driving out the precious orangutans, pygmy elephants, and other endangered animals who call those trees home. But fast food giants Pizza Hut, KFC, and Taco Bell have […]

via Tell Pizza Hut, KFC and Taco Bell to get deforestation out of their restaurants! — World Animals Voice

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In a real “messy hair don’t care” angle, the Sri Lankan sloth bear looks like it just got out of bed after a night out in the jungle; it ambles around Sri Lanka’s dry zone wooded areas in a shaggy coat, in search of food. They usually keep to themselves, often found grunting and snorting […]

via The Photogenic Sri Lankan Sloth Bear — Sri Lanka Wildlife Updates

Restoring Forests Could Help Put a Brake on Global Warming, Study Finds

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The New York Times reported

For the first time, scientists have sought to quantify this thought experiment. How many trees could be planted on every available parcel of land on Earth, where they could go, and what impact could that have on our survival?

They concluded that the planet could support nearly 2.5 billion additional acres of forest without shrinking our cities and farms, and that those additional trees, when they mature, could store a whole lot of the extra carbon — 200 gigatons of carbon, to be precise — generated by industrial activity over the last 150 years.

Read full story at Restoring Forests Could Help Put a Brake on Global Warming, Study Finds – The New York Times

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