Category: Ecological Research
Title: Forestlands health and carbon sequestration - Strengthening the case for Western forest restoration
Author: * Viers, J.A.
Subject: Carbon, Ecological Restoration
Abstract: There is general and widespread agreement that human actions are causing changes in global climate through increased emissions of greenhouse gases. There are a number of strategies to tackle the problem. Forests have the potential to help reduce emissions and slow changes if they are protected, expanded, or returned to healthier condition. In the western United States, forest restoration-an ecologically-guided thinning process-could be a way to increase carbon sequestration. By preventing unnatural catastrophic wildfire and creating healthier ecosystem conditions, restoration can store biomass carbon.
Type: ERI White papers
Source: ERI - Issues in Forest Restoration
Publisher: Ecological Restoration Institute/NAU