Not Just Brazil: Troubles In Temperate Rainforests
The world took notice of the summer's fires in the Amazon region of Brazil. The tropical rainforests are often called "the Earth's lungs" for the oxygen they supply.
Far less notice is taken of the fate of rainforests in temperate zones, including in the Pacific Northwest. Logging continues on both sides of the US/Canada border, and that concerns a pair of scientists well-versed in the workings of those forests.
Jens Wieting is with Sierra Club BC and Dominick DellaSala is with GEOS Institute based in Ashland. They visit the studio to discuss their concerns for the temperate rainforests and the creatures that depend upon them.