Report: Federal logging projects put 10 climate-saving forests on chopping block

An old multi-storey forest in Log Unit 72 has been set up for the sale of black ram wood at Montenana’s Kutenai National Forest. Photo by Yaak Valley Forest Council.

Reporting: Federal forest development projects put 10 climate-saving forests on hold

The list of 10 endangered forests in the Cutenia National Forest is on the list.

MISSAULA, MONTANA – These trees have special ability to curb climate change and President Biden’s directives, but federal agencies are targeting deforestation, according to a new report describing the 10 worst deforestation projects in federal forests. Country.

In today’s report, It’s worth more standing, Climate Forest Coalition lists a federal log proposal targeting nearly a quarter of a million hectares of land under the control of the U.S. Forest Service and Land Administration. The report “lists the prevalence of federal deforestation, which allows science to regularly turn carbon giants into wood,” and called on the Biden administration to issue permanent regulations to protect the trees.

Randy Spevak, director of public lands at the Center for Biological Diversity, said: “The best way to protect these carbon storage companies is to allow them to grow, but our federal agencies continue to turn it into wood. The Biden administration helps to curb climate change by sustaining mature and mature trees. When these trees are cut down, it will take hundreds of years to make up for lost carbon, and we will never have that kind of time.

The endangered forests are in Montana, North Carolina, Vermont, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Wyoming, Arizona, California and Oregon.

The Black Ram project in northwestern Montana and the U.S. Forest Service will allow more than 4,000 acres of commercial land, including the cutting of more than 1,700 acres and hundreds of hectares of old trees. These rare, old forests are a carbon storage champion, which reduces the effects of climate change. On June 30, 2022, security forces filed a lawsuit against the Tree and Road Construction Project.

Rick Bass, chairman of the Jacques Valley Forest Council, said: “Primary forests in the proposed Black Ram project on the Cotina National Forest can store up to 1,900 metric tons of biomass per hectare. Forestry is being degraded in broad daylight, racing to cut down the last old forests in the backyard – getting into wet swamps, nowhere to go. Climate change turned into greed.

“This report shows that logging is a critical threat to mature and aging forests,” said Adam Reese, managing director of WildEarth Guardians. “The need for urgent and meaningful protection could not be further clarified and in the meantime we will continue to oppose forestry services when the agency seeks to destroy important habitats for animals such as the Grisley Bears and Canadian Lynx.”

Mature and mature forests contain high levels of carbon. Preserving old growth and mature forests is a meaningful and cost-effective measure that Biden management can take immediately to prevent climate change. Biden has issued a ground day executive order to protect older forests and policies.

“Unless there is a federal law prohibiting the cutting of these vital forest tracts, these mature and old trees could be lost, including the opportunity to make significant improvements in climate change,” said senior lawmaker Blaine Miller-McFillie. Justice on earth.

Today, more than 125 groups are sending letters to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Internal Affairs calling for immediate legislative action to ensure sustainable protection of mature trees and forests. Accident. Larger and older trees are more resilient to wildfires, and studies show that cutting down trees does not reduce the risk of climate change.

“This report highlights what we have — but also what we are missing out on,” said Alex Craven, campaign agent at the Sierra Club. “Our aging and mature growth is a natural climate solution, and we must protect these trees if we want to deal with conflicting climate and biodiversity crises.”

Scientists have identified forest conservation as one of the most effective ways to remove carbon from the atmosphere. US federal forests pay 35 million metric tons of carbon annually.

Conserving forests protects clean water, fresh air, wildlife, biodiversity and recreation opportunities.

The full report can be found here at

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