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Coverage of reforestation since June 2, 2023.

Guest post: Heavy use of CO2 removal would trigger high sustainability risks

"...Yet the large-scale deployment of land-based CDR could come with major challenges. These include significant ecological and societal risks particularly to biodiversity loss, food security, freshwater use and human rights, among others which have not been comprehensively assessed..."

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4 Priorities for Managing US Lands in the Face of Climate Change

"...The U. S. lands sector, which includes forests, grasslands, wetlands, agricultural lands and agricultural operations, can remove carbon emissions to help curb the impacts of climate change, but it can also be a source of planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions..."

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Backbench MPs and Senators Urge Ministers to Tackle Logging Emissions in Climate Plan Nature Canada

"...In a letter released today, the signatories urge Canadas Ministers of the Environment and Natural Resources to advance effective action to tackle climate change by committing to separately and transparently report GHG emissions attributable to logging in the 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan update. ..."

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Tree planting in the face of wildfires

"...But in the wake of the worst wildfire season on record in Canada, it isnt as simple as just planting more trees, climate scientists say. In fact, what weve been planting and how weve been managing our forestry stock have urgent lessons for us to heed. With wildfires igniting a record-breaking 18..."

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FOREST INK: Develop a national strategy to salvage wood burned in wildfires

"...As he points out this could be a window of opportunity to consider other options to mill closures but it will be a short-term supply of cheap wood. He then goes on to discuss the longer-term changes that need to take place to deal with the increasing wildfire season. It is time to talk about developing reforestation plans where harvested mixed-wood stands are returned to mixed-wood forests instead of being converted to softwood mono cultures..."

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Uzelman: Deficient regulation and enforcement devastate B.C. watersheds

"...The District of Peachland is entirely dependant on their watershed for their water supply. The PWPA produced a report in 2022, “Consider the Source”. The report reviews the ruinous impact of unregulated and under-regulated activities in the watershed..."

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Planting two billion trees is a marathon, it is not a sprint

"...SURREY, B. C. — Canada's plan to plant two billion trees by 2030 is ahead of schedule, but mitigating the effects of climate change is as important as adapting to them, says Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson..."

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Land application dominates long-term options for CRD's biosolids

"...All the portfolios presented by GHD include land applications either as the primary or backup options. The practise of spreading biosolids on land for uses like reforestation, industrial site reclamation or fertilizer – is supported by the province, used across B. C..."

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B.C.s Forest Practices Board provides longterm plan for wildfire management

"...With wildfires still burning across Canada and the record breaking fire still burning in northern B. C. the Forest Practices Board is calling for urgent action by the provincial government to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire and change how B..."

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Nature Canada brings together 100 groups calling for a more accessible and biodiversity-friendly 2 Billion Trees Program Natur

"...Nature, climate, faith, and Indigenous groups from across Canada are urging Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson to adopt measures in the 2 Billion Trees Program that would increase accessibility and support for biodiversity..."

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Local logging contractors pen letter to forestry minister

"...These untouched burnt areas that haven't been harvested and reforested create the opportunity for landslides, floods & other natural disasters comparable to 2021, with the potential to further destroy our area, note the contractors. Please advise us of the plan to address the reforestation of these burnt timber areas, in order to protect the future of our communities, industry, and province. ..."

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Jobs in reforestation

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

Reforestation Maintenance Assistant

"...Reforestation Maintenance Assistant will assist the LTVCA Conservation Services department and will work on private or public lands to complete reforestation projects in the Authority Watershed..."

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Silviculture Coordinator

"...Responsibilities: As a Silviculture Coordinator, you would be responsible for all aspects of reforestation in a designated area..."

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Silviculture Coordinator

"...Reporting to the Silviculture Superintendent, the Coordinator will work with a team of professionals responsible for all reforestation activities..."

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Forest Nursery Workers

"...forests and the environment need your help! We are hiring seasonal Nursery Workers to assist with our harvest of tree seedlings for reforestation across North America..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention reforestation.

Investing in Nature

Duration: 37:53

"...Happy Earth Day! ClimateBiz is celebrating Earth Day 2020 by looking into nature-based solutions, which use natural ecosystems and processes to solve societal challenges..."

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Rewildling and reforestation: Can trees save the planet?

Duration: 33:17

"...This week we're wandering through the topics of rewilding and reforestation! We find out how many trees we would need to help the UK become 'carbon neutral', learn about some of the amazing projects in Scotland, Yosemite and Mauritius in which fantastic teams of conservationists are restoring whole ecosystems and reintroducing species, and explore the ways in which taking inspiration from Mother Nature herself could help us save the world..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about reforestation.

The Future of the Trillion Trees Movement

"...Forests are essential to tackling climate change, sustaining biodiversity and providing sustainable livelihoods and economic growth..."

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The global movement to restore nature's biodiversity | Thomas Crowther

"...Sharing the inside story of his headline-making research on reforestation, which led to the UN's viral Trillion Trees Campaign, Crowther introduces Restor: an expansive, informative platform built to enable anyone, anywhere to help restore the biodiversity of Earth's ecosystems..."

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We are Reforesting the Ocean - here's how

"...With us, you will restore nature and fight climate change every month ..."

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We've decided to plant non-native species in Iceland - here's why #shorts

"...This means the natural composition is close to being a monoculture which has a hugely reduced capacity for supporting biodiversity..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about reforestation relevant to the latest news.

Provisioning ecosystem services related with oak (Quercus) systems: a review of challenges and opportunities

"...Then, the provisioning ecosystem services related with oak systems are reviewed, including: (1) oak?s agroforestry and silvopasture systems for the production of food, pasture, and additional products; (2) browsing of oak leaves and acorns by livestock; (3) harvesting of oak wood for timber; (4) cork oak stripping, and the uses of cork; (5) acorn-based foods and beverages; and (6) others uses, such as the production of medicines and extraction of tannins for the leather industry..."

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China?s terrestrial ecosystem carbon balance during the 20th century: an analysis with a process-based biogeochemistry model

"...Here we combine spatially-explicit information on vegetation, soil, topography, climate and land use change with a process-based biogeochemistry model to quantify the responses of terrestrial carbon cycle in China during the 20th century..."

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Cover cropping to prepare degraded lands for forestry: challenges and opportunities

"...Cover cropping is practiced in conservation agriculture to preserve soil and water resources, alleviate soil compaction, sequester organic carbon, and control weeds..."

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Carbon sequestration and emission mitigation potential of afforestation and reforestation of unproductive territories

"...The purpose of this study was to assess the potential for carbon sequestration in the ecosystem and in harvested wood products, and associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emission mitigation, following the application of afforestation/reforestation strategies on unproductive lands in the Province of Quebec over an 80-year long period (2021?2101), using the Carbon Budget Model of the Canadian Forester Sector 3..."

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Assessing vulnerability and adaptation strategy of the cyclone affected coastal area of Bangladesh

"...Due to locational disadvantages, especially being situated at the tip of the funnel-shaped Bay of Bengal on the south and at the foot of Himalayas on the north, every year it experiences a number of different types of natural calamities, such as flood, cyclone, river bank erosion, drought etc..."

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Traditional ecological knowledge on the slope of Mount Lawu, Indonesia: all about non-rice food security

"...The folktales protagonists? spirits are asked to provide protection, while the antagonists' spirits are asked not to interfere; and (3) natural resources sustainability involves maintaining non-rice plant commodities, terraced agricultural land management, intercropping systems, managing water resource and crop yields, and traditional houses architecture..."

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Land use change and forest management effects on soil carbon stocks in the Northeast U.S.

"...Their potential vulnerability to climate and land use change, management, and other drivers, along with soils? ability to mitigate climate change through carbon sequestration, makes them important to carbon balance and management..."

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Forest management scenarios drive future dynamics of Mediterranean planted pine forests under climate change

"...Results Climate change scenarios caused a shift in the phenological growth pattern of planted pine forests by reducing forest growth during summer and increasing photosynthetic productivity in spring and fall, particularly under high emission scenarios..."

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Do Forest Landscape Pattern Planning and Optimization Play a Role in Enhancing Soil Conservation Services in Mountain Areas of

"...The relationship between landscape patterns and soil conservation, as well as the need for nature-based soil erosion control and landscape pattern optimization, have increasingly gained attention in the scientific and political community in the past decade..."

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Evaluate the Effect of Topographic Factors and Lithology on Forest Cover Distribution: a Case Study of the Moroccan High Atlas

"...It can be helpful in selecting potential sites for reforestation of these species, for conservation of the natural resources, including water and soil..."

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Community perceptions of long-term mangrove cover changes and its drivers from a typhoon-prone province in the Philippines

"...Mangrove forests are among the most productive ecosystems with important services such as food and livelihood provisions, recreations, and regulations (e..."

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Counterurbanization: A neglected pathway of forest transition

"...Although this pathway locally affects small areas, as a widespread and expanding process around the world, counterurbanization could have a growing global effect, with the potential to modify biodiversity, ecosystem services, and cultural values..."

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