Top Threats to Forests Do Not Include Over-harvesting
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Tom Martin, President and CEO of the American Forest Foundation, wrote an interesting op-ed in The Hill. He points out that the most significant challenges woodland owners face are development pressures, followed closely by environmental threats such as insects and diseases, and natural disasters like wildfires and hurricanes. Ironically, these threats can actually be addressed by increased markets for sustainable wood, which enable woodland owners to finance practices that create forest resiliency.