"No doubt, this is one way to bring considerable investment to the nation's forests," Tom Tidwell, the chief of the U.S. Forest Service said this month. "There are also some concerns and some questions."
… The scientific debate is only part of the challenge. More problems arise when you try to put a dollar value on carbon storage
… For Northwest federal lands, business as usual is already capturing and storing a lot of carbon. Al Gore, the most high-profile figure warning against man-made global warming, said as much on a recent trip to Portland. "I think the balance we struck back in the day with the Northwest Forest Plan is still in broad outline the appropriate balance to strike," the former vice president said.