Forests

Biden Admin Proposes Sweeping Protections For Alaska’s Tongass Forest

"The Biden administration announced sweeping protections for Alaska’s Tongass National Forest on Thursday, including an end to large-scale old-growth logging and a proposal to bar road development on more than 9 million acres."

Source: Washington Post, 07/16/2021

Forest Conservation Case Tests B.C.’s Law To Protect Free Speech

"Lawyers say Todsen Design and Construction’s libel case against two individuals and the Qualicum Beach Preservation Society — each fighting to protect a small coastal Douglas fir forest from development — will test a fairly new provincial law designed to halt strategic lawsuits against public participation".

Source: The Narwhal, 07/15/2021

"Trees: The Critical Infrastructure Low-Income Neighborhoods Lack"

"As the Pacific Northwest sweltered through a record-breaking heat wave last week, many residents here in America’s least air-conditioned city sought relief under the shade of cedars and maples in city parks. But in some areas of Seattle, that shelter was hard to come by."

Source: Stateline, 07/12/2021

"California And Other Parts Of The West Broil And Burn"

"Firefighters working in searing heat struggled to contain the largest wildfire in California this year while state power operators urged people to conserve energy after a huge wildfire in neighboring Oregon disrupted the flow of electricity from three major transmission lines."

Source: AP, 07/12/2021

"Inside The Pacheedaht Nation’s Stand On Fairy Creek Logging Blockades"

"Catapulted into the spotlight amid B.C.’s new war in the woods, Pacheedaht First Nation is asserting its right to decide how resources on its territory, including old-growth forests, are managed".

Source: The Narwhal, 07/06/2021

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