News and Media

Our Forests Are Our Planet’s Lungs

Forests absorb more carbon and produce more oxygen every year when trees are replanted after wildfires and after being harvested for wood products.


Unfortunately, outdated thinking and federal forest policies currently prevent effective forest management, leave forests vulnerable to devastating wildfires and insect infestation, and directly contribute to global climate change.


Wood Products Are Nature’s Products

Wood is the only 100% renewable resource on earth. It’s up to 300 times more energy efficient than steel, aluminum, plastic or concrete.


Western governors press Obama on energy
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
The Associated Press
November 27, 2008


Global warming on back burner in Congress?
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
By Dina Cappiello
November 12, 2008


Governor’s legislative package takes aim at climate change
Beaverton Valley Times
By Kevin Harden
October 27, 2008


Meltdown may delay climate change action
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
By Zachary Coile
San Francisco Chronicle
October 13, 2008


Western states’ plan aims to cut greenhouse gas
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
By Lisa Stiffler
September 23, 2008


Global warming: Western U.S. feels the heat
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
By Joel Connelly
September 2, 2008


Inland National Forests Halt Projects to Offset Big Bills from Fighting Wildfires
The Press Enterprise
By Richard Brooks
August 27, 2008


California’s Forests At Top of Policy Agenda
News Release
August 13, 2008


Group proposes climate-saving strategy
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
By Lisa Stiffler
July 23, 2008


Lightning Strikes: Get Used to Catastrophic Wildfires and Worse
Scott Thill
July 21, 2008


Warming West is Ground Zero for Wildfires
San Francisco Chronicle
Jane Kay
July 21, 2008


Widlfire Warming Effects

Washington Times

Thomas M. Bonnicksen

March 23, 2008


Letting Nature Clear the Air: California is Reshaping Forest Management Strategies in the Campaign to Reduce Gas Emissions.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Michael Gardner
March 17, 2008


Buy Local Applies to Forest, Too
San Francisco Chronicle
Keith Gilless
January 17, 2008



Forest-related industries - a key to climate-change solutions.


Modern forest management policies make a difference. They cut greenhouse gases, create more oxygen and…

  • Restore unhealthy forests.
  • Regenerate habitat.
  • Create climate-friendly products.
  • Provide a bio-energy alternative.