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Stream Crossings and Climate Change (Part 2)

By Si Balch and Eric Walberg (click to download a one-page synopsis of this article) The August 2014 Climate Smart Land Network Bulletin provided an introduction to stream crossings and climate change. The September Bulletin provides additional detail on using watershed and stream corridor characteristics to design and size stream crossings that perform well in […]

Stream Crossings and Climate Change (Part 1)

By Eric Walberg and Si Balch (click to download a pdf of this article or 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 […]

The Clean Power Plan and Possible Forest Industry Ramifications

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 […]

2014 U.S. National Climate Assessment

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 […]