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The surprising emissions from Oregon’s forests

Tree Frog Forestry News
September 18, 2017
Category: Today's Takeaway

With an ever-increasing area burned, fire ecologist Robert Gray asks “will we ever see an end to summers with this much area on fire”. Meanwhile; BC lifts state of emergency after two months, wildfires have burned four times the province’s AAC, Oregon deserves explanation for forest fire funding denial and Oregon companies are eager to see the fires end.

Focusing on wildfire impacts, a BC First Nations chief calls for a halt the moose hunt while the Forest Minister says the population remains strong, a UBC professor says the burnt-out forests should be allowed to regrow instead of logging them, and the Mail Tribune says second-guessing our forestry agencies is unhelpful. Catherine Mater, a member of Oregon’s Global Warming Commission, contrasts wildfire impacts with the surprisingly huge CO2 emissions that occur naturally in forests—calling it a “black swan event“.

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— Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor