With more than 17 million acres of forested landscape, Wisconsin boasts a considerable treeline, AKA the iconic Northwoods. And all those natural environments are managed between private landowners, government entities, tribal nations, and urban cityscapes. Finding a balance for the entire ecosystem with all the different groups of people involved has proven challenging, but the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters set out to do just that. The obvious answer seems to be just “plant more trees,” but a more nuanced approach that considers preservation, mitigation, and adaptation should also be taken into account when exploring climate change solutions. WORT reached out to Academy Environmental Initiatives Director Lizzie Condon, and Academy Climate & Energy Initiative Program Coordinator Jessica James, to find out how their latest report explores a sustainable forestry future for Wisconsin.
Read the full report here: WISCONSIN’S FORESTED LANDS: OPPORTUNITIES FOR CARBON SEQUESTRATION AND STORAGE
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