On this week’s EcoNews Report, Gang Green heads south to learn about the Jackson Demonstration State Forest outside of Fort Bragg and the new timber harvest plans that are being proposed for the forest. The planned logging raises important questions facing the future of sustainable forestry: Can we grow old-growth faster by logging mature second growth? What’s the best way to store carbon, in 2x4s or in forests? And should public forests be managed primarily for timber production?
For more on the proposed logging, check out:
- Mendocino Trail Stewards
- “ACTION ALERT: Tell CAL FIRE Not To Log The Western JacksonDemonstration State Forest,” EPIC.