Time of Great Dying: Population Bomb Bursts, the End of Old-Growth Forests, and the Great Awakening

The campaign to maintain large old-growth forests is lost. What old forests remain are emasculated fragments of their former ecological and evolutionary brilliance. Earth’s old-growth forest heritage has been dismembered through logging, saturated in nitrogen, cleansed of large wildlife, and have become sources rather than sinks of carbon pollution.” –Dr. Glen Barry Continue reading

National Forests, Endangered Species Under Attack as House Republicans Pass Reckless Logging Bill

HR 2936, sponsored by Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.), limits public comment and environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act. Under the guise of reducing forest fires, the bill would increase unfettered logging across national forests and public lands, increase fire risk and harm forest health, while doing nothing to protect communities. Continue reading

OMB Director Mulvaney Responds to Western Caucus Calls for Forestry Action | Congressional Western Caucus

Perhaps our Congresspeople see themselves as wise Walruses, but instead of asking “. . . why the sea is boiling hot–and whether pigs have wings”, they wish to ask if they can stop the forest from burning by insuring there is no forest to burn. Continue reading

75,000 Trees Donated So Far to ‘Trump Forest’ to Offset President’s Climate Destruction

GR: The name is acceptable since there will be no single place to name thus giving future visitors the wrong impression that Trump  contributed. “Environmental activists have created a worldwide reforestation project called “Trump Forest” to help offset the potential … Continue reading

250,000+ Oppose USDA Proposal to Approve First-Ever Genetically Engineered Forest Tree

“Forests are interwoven with human evolution,” stated Dr. Rachel Smolker, Co-Director of Biofuelwatch and Steering Committee member of the Campaign to STOP GE Trees. “They regulate and stabilize water flow and climate, enrich soils and prevent erosion. They provide food, medicine, shelter, fuel, livelihoods, recreation and sanctuary for peoples around the world. They literally make life on Earth possible. Trees have evolved over the eons in adaptation to their native environments. Tweaking their genetics and planting them in foreign environments demonstrates an alarming lack of understanding of ecology and genetics.” Continue reading

Human Mistakes: Deforestation

Humans have cut and burned forests for thousands of years. The delightfully moderate environments created by forests, the opposite of urban heat islands or the monotony of farms, are disappearing. In our own special way, we are fouling our nest, but unlike the birds, we are not cleaning up after ourselves. Continue reading