Category Archives: Forest

Forest soil needs decades or centuries to recover from fires and logging

The 2009 Black Saturday fires burned 437,000 hectares of Victoria, including tens of thousands of hectares of Mountain Ash forest. As we approach the tenth anniversary of these fires, we are reminded of their legacy by the thousands of tall … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from Centuries of Indigenous Forest Management

Over centuries, even millennia, indigenous communities have developed interdependent systems of agriculture and forestry that are uniquely suited to the ecological requirements of the land they inhabit. Yet even today says Charles M. Peters, a curator of Botany at the … Continue reading

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Green Spaces Reduce Stress Levels

The presence of parks and woodland in economically deprived areas may help people cope better with job losses, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic fatigue and anxiety, according to a new study. The study found that people’s stress levels are directly related … Continue reading

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Indigenous peoples, the most important barrier to deforestation

Indigenous peoples are key to preserving the world’s forests, and conservation reserves that exclude them suffer as a result, according to a new study from the World Bank. Its analysis shows how deforestation plummets to its lowest levels when indigenous … Continue reading

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Forests not keeping pace with climate change

More than half of eastern U.S. tree species examined in a massive new Duke University-led study aren’t adapting to climate change as quickly or consistently as predicted. “Many models have suggested that trees will migrate rapidly to higher latitudes and … Continue reading

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Knowledge and learning for sustainable landscapes

View A multitude of public and business policies pronounce that natural resources should be used in a way that satisfies economic, ecological and social dimensions – and in a fair and equitable manner with stakeholders involved. The words sustainability and … Continue reading

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Fearless eco-activist Tzeporah Berman says anyone can effect change

Read When Tzeporah Berman arrived in B.C. in the early ’90s, it was with the idea of getting to know more about the forests by volunteering. She knew no one here, had only $200 in her wallet and had never … Continue reading

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