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Interesting Research News and Tools for Landowners – August 2018

Posted: August 16, 2018

Throughout the month we receive notice of interesting and relevant research and items. These items come from partner organizations. We'll use this space to share these items with you.

Researchers have calculated the capacity of North American forests to sequester carbon in a detailed analysis that for the first time integrates the effects of two key factors: the natural process of forest growth and regeneration, and climate changes that are likely to alter the growth process over the next 60 years.

Gary Westlake would like you to imagine a township law that tells a farmer when to harvest his corn, or what kind of feed to use to fatten up her hogs. He think’s you’ll agree with him that such a law would seem like a lot of government interference in a farmer’s operation. Westlake is a farmer too, except his crop is trees. And like other farmers who have objected to local ordinances across Pennsylvania, Westlake feels his logging operations are being illegally restricted by a North Coventry Township ordinance.

The 48 contiguous states alone are a 1.9 billion-acre jigsaw puzzle of cities, farms, forests and pastures that Americans use to feed themselves, power their economy and extract value for business and pleasure.

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