By Eric Walberg and Si Balch (click to download a one-page synopsis of this article) Several aspects of climate change should be considered in the design and construction of stream crossings for forest access. These factors include both the need to plan for resilient structures against the backdrop of continued change in precipitation patterns and […]
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By Eric Walberg and Si Balch The extensive mountain pine beetle (MPB) outbreak in the western U.S. and Canada is a fascinating and instructive case study of the role of climate change in expanding the range and destructive potential of forest pests. The unprecedented forest damage associated with this outbreak is the result of the […]
By Eric Walberg The Obama Administration’s newly released Clean Power Plan (http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards/clean-power-plan-proposed-rule) has the potential to influence at least two aspects of the forest industry in the United States. The first aspect is the potential for enhanced use of biomass energy to replace coal in energy production. The Plan includes expanded use of renewable energy […]
By Si Balch, John Hagan and Eric Walberg Context On May 6, 2014, the White House released the third U.S. National Climate Assessment Report. The USNCA is the most authoritative and comprehensive source of scientific information to date about climate-change impacts across all U.S. regions and on major sectors of the economy. The Assessment was […]