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How Forests Can Mitigate Climate Change

Dominick DellaSala has written here before about the importance of considering forests when planning mitigation strategies for climate change. He recently participated in a Safeguarding Wildlife Webinar with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service on the same topic with Thomas Lovejoy, Mark Harmon, and Beverly Law. In it, he discusses why it matters whether we think of forests as a carbon sink or a carbon source, why forestry practices are an untapped opportunity in the Pacific Northwest's quest to reduce carbon emissions, how to bring private landowners into decisions, and the fringe benefits of optimizing for carbon storage. Watch the full webinar to learn more.