Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association and Wisconsin County Forests
Association are addressing information gaps about costs and benefits of
changing forest policies, regulations, and guidelines in Wisconsin through a
project known as the Wisconsin Forest Practices Study.
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Results recently were published from an assessment of the sustainable
management of Eucalyptus and Populus genera planted as short-rotation
woody crops, and relevant certification guidelines. The review draws upon
scientific evidence worldwide, focusing on implications for site productivity,
invasiveness, biological diversity, and water use.
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For more than a year, a team of experts appointed by the Society of
American Foresters has been working to review and summarize the science on
forest carbon accounting. The results of that review are now available in a
publication titled “Forest Carbon Accounting Considerations in U.S. Bioenergy
The NCASI technical comments suggest investigating differences between
population abundance/trends reported by the Service and by agencies,
consultants, and others during the public comment period, and accounting for
limitations associated with survey methods and uncertainty associated with estimated
population abundance/trends for this species.
The U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) recently released a report that identifies “science-based
methods for quantifying changes in GHG [greenhouse gas] emissions and carbon
storage at the local farm, ranch or forest operation.”