It is a wild time for planet earth right now – evidence of climate change is being seen across the United States, from the parched and flaming forests in the southwest to the floods in the Midwest from melting snowpack and heavy spring rains, to the roller coaster temperatures that are pla
On October 10, 2011, the California Air Resources Board released a draft plan for managing any adverse impacts to forests which might occur as a result of forest offset projects associated with the California cap-and-trade rule. The key elements of the plan include identifying relevant sources of forest data, analyzing the data to determine if an adverse impact is caused by the cap-and-trade program, identifying potential actions to remedy the impact, and a commitment by ARB to take action.
There’s no doubt: America is going through some rough economic times. As calls mount for tightening the country’s financial belt, there’s much discussion from Capitol Hill to Main Street America regarding how to maximize the bang from our tax-collected buck. It’s times like this that make folks who care about public lands nervous.