Rainforests And "Ecosystem Services" From Standing Timber
Throw another log on the fire of debate over proper use of forests in the region.
Scientists from here and Germany just released a study making the case for the benefits of leaving trees standing.
Our region is right smack in the middle of a band of temperate rainforests from the Redwoods to Alaska. And the study shows the preservation of forests under the Northwest Forest Plan provided benefits for more than spotted owls and other forest-dwelling critters.
Dominick DellaSala of the Geos Institute co-wrote the published study; he'll be our guest.