Forest fire prevention efforts will lessen carbon sequestration

A new study shows that thinning Pacific Northwest forests to help reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire reduces optimum carbon sequestration of those forests - even if the thinned materials were used as biofuels.

Northwest forests could store more carbon, help address greenhouse issues

A new study has determined that Pacific Northwest forests have the potential to increase their storage of carbon if they are managed primarily for that purpose and not for timber harvest - an unlikely scenario.