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Saying Yes to Wildlands and Woodlands
December 15, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
December 15, 2020
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. ET
The webinar will demonstrate that protecting both wildlands and woodlands is an effective approach to addressing climate change, biodiversity loss and economic security, and it should prove interesting to people who are simply curious about forest conservation to experts who work in related fields.
How can New England best protect its forests as the region sits at the precipice of climate change, biodiversity loss, development, and forest fragmentation?
The answer to this question often falls in one of two camps: either conserve forests as working lands that provide timber and other forest products, or protect them as wildlands without timber harvesting. In this critical and timely discussion, two region-wide conservation organizations who approach forest protection from seemingly opposite ends of the spectrum will show how the strategies of protecting wildlands—forests largely left in a natural and undisturbed condition—and woodlands—forests managed to provide wood products—are not in conflict, but can in fact be complementary.
Hosted by New England Forestry Foundation, Northeast Wilderness Trust, Highstead Foundation, and Harvard Forest