Many forestry specialists, scientists and environmentalists agree that modern forest management policies can make a difference in reducing harmful greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, while providing environmentally-friendly wood products.
The majority information provided on this web site is drawn from the research and findings published in the following scientific studies and reports:
- Carbon Benefits from Forest Management – Zhang Powers USDA Forest Service
- New Ideas for Riparian and Stream Management - National Council for Air and Stream improvement, 2011
- Forest Management in the Sierra Nevada – Malcolm North USDA Forest Service
- True Cost of Wildfire in the Western United States
- PNW-GTR-763 - Forest Inventory Analysis
- Carbon Sequestration and Storage, Steve Mader, Ph.D., 2007
- Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Four California Wildfires:Opportunities to Prevent and Reverse Environmental and ClimateImpacts, Thomas M. Bonnicksen, Ph.D., 2008
- Forests, Carbon and Climate Change: A Synthesis of Science Findings, The Oregon Forest Resources Institute, Oregon State University College of Forestry, Oregon Department of Forestry, 2006.
- Protecting Communities and Saving Forests: Solving the Wildfire Crisis Through Restoration Forestry, Thomas M. Bonnicksen, Ph.D., 2007
- USDA FS Westcore Tables forest data (.mht)
- Biomass to Energy CEC-500-2009-080 Nechodom
- Pacific Institute Morris Bioenergy Greenhouse Gases
- Emission Comparison Biomass Boilers to Field Burning
Wood and Carbon
- The Environmental Performance of Renewable Building Materials, John Perez-Garcia, Bruce Lippke, David Briggs, James B. Wilson, James Boyer, and Jaime Meil, 2006
- Jobs Creator Multipliers
- Green jobs created by investment sector
- The Sustainable Forest Products Industry, Carbon and Climate Change, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, 2007
- Integrated Management of Carbon Sequestration and Biomass Utilization.
From Print Media
- Renewable power is heating up fast in California
By David R. Baker, Chronicle Staff Writer
San Francisco Chronicle, Tuesday, December 7, 2010
- As California prepares to implement low carbon standards under A.B. 32, fears of energy price spikes mount
By Erick Galindo, Staff Writer
San Gabriel Valley Tribune, 12/05/2010
- STATES WANT CAP-AND-TRADE ADDED TO U.S. CARBON RULES
Bloomberg, December 02, 2010
- Brown may find it's not easy being green
Governor-elect's plan to expand the state's green-energy industry could mean sharply higher costs for consumers.
By Anthony York
Los Angeles Times, December 2, 2010
- EPA Should Clear Up Biomass Confusion
Scientific community highlights the unintended consequences of the Tailoring Rule
By Dan Whiting
National Alliance for Forest Owners Press Release, December 1, 2010
- ARB Needs To Dispel Facts-Be-Damned Image
Thomas D. Elias
San Jose Mercury News, December 1, 2010
- CAP-AND-TRADE MARKET SPANNING NORTH AMERICA WEIGHED BY STATES
San Francisco Chronicle – November 30, 2010
- Barclays, NRG Make First California Cap-and-Trade Deal
By Jim Efstathiou Jr. and Simon Lomax
Bloomberg - Nov 17, 2010
- Schwarzenegger launches new climate-change group
The international organization of states and provinces intends to move ahead on the issue despite the failure to achieve a global climate pact in Copenhagen last year.
By Margot Roosevelt
Los Angeles Times, 12:03 AM PST, November 17, 2010
- Commerce Department Predicts Dramatic Job Loss From EPA Boiler Rule
Inside EPA, November 12, 2010
- Green jobs cut despite government subsidy
Orange County Register Editorial, 2010-11-10
- California's global warming law 'full speed ahead' -- but faces long road
By Rick Daysog
Sacramento Bee, Saturday, Nov. 06, 2010
- OBAMA TO FACE NEW FOES IN GLOBAL WARMING FIGHT
John M. Broder
New York Times – November 4, 2010
- Rule for federal biomass program may dilute its promise
By Steve Brink
CA Farm Bureau Ag Alert, Issue Date: November 3, 2010
- Recession cut level of California's carbon cap
By Rick Daysog
Sacramento Bee, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010
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.