Science On Tap: "A Path in the Woods"
A Path in the Woods: Forests Can Help Stop Climate Change
As the growing effects of climate change become clear — massive fires and floods, hotter summers, stronger hurricanes — it’s obvious that we urgently need to do something. Forest loss and degradation is globally the second largest source of CO2 emissions (after fossil fuels), but it’s the only emissions source that can reverse course and reabsorb that same CO2. Forest conservation and restoration management can sequester massive amounts of carbon and promote climate resiliency. At this Science on Tap we will hear from Laurie Wayburn, Co-Founder and CEO of the Pacific Forest Trust, who will discuss the immediate imperative— and opportunity— for forest conservation and restoration here at home as a climate solution. Laurie Wayburn is co-founder and President of the Pacific Forest Trust. Wayburn has over 20 years experience in conservation-based sustainable development both nationally and internationally. She serves on several boards to further conservation and stewardship including the Land Trust Alliance and the Sustainable Forestry Board. A frequent speaker and writer on the values of sustaining our nation’s forests, she is co-author of America’s Private Forests. Wayburn has also sought to further private forests through involvement with the Seventh American Forest Congress, University of California Center for Forestry, Oregon Board of Forestry Incentives Group and Society of American Forests Certification Task Force.
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