Logging Carbon by Trailing Loggers

Nature Conservancy - Science

Carbon emission performance of commercial logging in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Carbon emissions performance of commercial logging in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Instead, Griscom and colleagues went where the logging action was actually happening.

Mapping Reduced-Impact Logging With Lidar

Nature Conservancy - Science

New research from Nature Conservancy scientists demonstrates that lidar — a way of remotely mapping forests with lasers — is an effective and accurate tool to measure the effects of reduced-impact logging in Indonesia, but it’s still not as cost effective as traditional ground-based monitoring.

Logging Ash to Save Hemlocks

Nature Conservancy - Science

It’s a tough choice made tougher by this important fact: one of the main reasons Woodbourne Preserve was established was to prohibit any logging on the property. But these are tough decisions, especially at a preserve with a strict no logging policy. It’s foundational to the ecosystem.

Bioacoustics Reveal How Biodiversity Changes Across Borneo’s Logged Forests

Nature Conservancy - Science

I’m deep in a logging concession in Indonesian Borneo, and I’ve just witnessed the routine harvesting of a dipterocarp tree bound for the plywood mill. And with those changes come impacts to the region’s biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Logging Threatens Reef Fish Nurseries in the Solomon Islands

Nature Conservancy - Science

In the Solomon Islands, near-shore logging operations significantly reduce populations of juvenile bumphead parrotfish on their nursery grounds, according to new research from Nature Conservancy scientists, jeopardizing both reef health and local livelihoods.

Where Logging Reigns, Going Beyond Sharing vs Sparing

Nature Conservancy - Science

A new analysis from the Science for Nature & People Partnership will determine which combination of land use — sharing or land sparing — in Indonesia’s Berau district is best for maintaining timber yields, while still protecting forest biodiversity, ecosystem services, and human well-being.

Juggling Chainsaws: Carbon, Biodiversity, and Livelihoods in the Logging Landscape

Nature Conservancy - Science

A forest planner tags trees at a reduced impact logging (RIL) concession in East Kalimanatan, Indonesia. I would add that we should expand the discussion to include not just biodiversity, but a range of conservation values such as carbon sequestration, hydrology, and other ecosystem services.

Research Suggests Frequent Fires Could Help Forest Ecosystems

Green (Living) Review

In a recent interview with ScienceDaily.com, John Bailey, an associate professor in the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management at Oregon State University, discussed the beneficial role that fire plays in managing and enriching forest ecosystems. Burning is a natural ecosystem process and generally helps restore forest ecosystems. Honest? Yet another study was required to find out what the ancients knew ages ago.

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Use it or lose it?

10,000 Birds

This is kind of a big deal because since the 90s logging has been banned on government land, and the government is moving to allow some of that timber to be removed and sold. It is easy to make the argument that one, extractive (hunting, logging, fishing) is bad and the other (birding, diving, hiking) is good, but to my mind this simplistic black and white view point is completely wrong. Conservation conservation science hunting logging

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Canary in the Cornfield: Why the Fuss about Monarchs?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Increased protections and monitoring by the Mexican government and conservation organizations has all but stopped illegal logging in the MBBR (Vidal 2012), making deforestation less of a threat. Ecosystem services across borders: a framework for transboundary conservation policy.

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Can Both People and Nature Benefit from Development Mitigation?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Wind turbines will be erected, forests will be logged, and damns will be built. wetland mitigation programs revealed that mitigation frequently reroutes the benefits people get from wetlands away from urban areas, resulting in a loss of ecosystem service benefits to marginalized communities.

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The Transformation of Gabon: Can Nature Make Economic Development Work Better for People?

Nature Conservancy - Science

By Josh Goldstein , economist and ecosystem services scientist. They’re using science to bring ecosystem services – nature’s benefits to people – directly into Gabon’s economic planning decisions. Getting ecosystem services on the development “balance sheet”.

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Calculating Uncertainty in the Forest Carbon Equation

Nature Conservancy - Science

million hectares of forests are among the world’s highest in biodiversity, carbon density, and sequestration potential, but only 17 percent are under formal protection ⎯ the rest are allocated to commercial logging, timber plantations, palm oil plantations, coal mines and settlements.

Living Shorelines: The Space Where Engineering Meets Science

Nature Conservancy - Science

In summer 2014, scientists and conservation leaders installed Rhode Island’s first living shoreline on the Narrow River, experimenting with large coconut fiber “coir logs” and oyster shell bags to protect 500 feet of eroding marsh edge.

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Drive less?

Environmental Economics

Good news / bad news: Americans logged more miles in their cars last year than in any year since 2007, bouncing back from a steep decline in driving spurred by the recession and the 2008 run-up in gasoline prices.

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The Last Tree for Orangutans

Conservancy Talk

The Nature Conservancy has been working in East Kalimantan since 1991 to protect the habitat of this great ape by working with local communities to sustainably log Indonesian forests. In fact, if we focus on the forest ecosystem as a whole, we will find solutions that benefit us all.

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The Power of a Healthy Watershed for Energy Security in Gabon

Nature Conservancy - Science

For Gabon, healthy ecosystems are key to its energy security and to powering a bright future for generations to come. Energy Development Economics Ecosystem Services Field Notes Forests Hydropower Nature + People Rivers Valuing Nature Water Water Quality

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Maintaining Healthy Forests Takes More than Planting Trees

Nature Conservancy - Science

Logging Ash to Save Hemlocks. The ICO approach to restoration thinning works best in even-aged forests — often those that were replanted by people in the past (whether after logging or fire). What can we do to slow climate change and restore America’s forests?

Citizen Science Tuesday: Floating Forests

Nature Conservancy - Science

Welcome to Floating Forests , a citizen science project that’s studying kelp — which is much more critical to life than most people realize — it supports entire ecosystems that span 25% of the world’s coasts and provides us with food. Kelp forest.

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Why The Nature Conservancy is Restoring Streams by Acting like a Beaver

Nature Conservancy - Science

These often involve rock check-dams, rock vortex weirs, rocks in wire cages, log steps, log jams, or plugging the stream with earthen dams. From the Field Wildlife Ecosystem Services Field Notes Mammals Resilience Restoration Water Wetlands

Rwanda Looks to National Parks as Part of a Peaceful, Hopeful Future

Nature Conservancy - Science

This over-turned logging truck is only one of many. Ideas Africa Economics Ecosystem Services Ecotourism Mammals National Parks Nature + People SNAPP Social ScienceIn 1994, Rwanda made global news headlines as a horrific genocide against the Tutsi population unfolded.

Calculating Uncertainty in the Forest Carbon Equation

Nature Conservancy - Science

million hectares of forests are among the world’s highest in biodiversity, carbon density, and sequestration potential, but only 17 percent are under formal protection ⎯ the rest are allocated to commercial logging, timber plantations, palm oil plantations, coal mines and settlements.

Rules of Engagement: Solomon Islanders Prepare for Mining

Conservancy Talk

Robyn James is a project manager for The Nature Conservancy working to build the resilience of communities and ecosystems to the impacts of climate change in the Pacific.

How Does Deforestation Affect Animals?


It is estimated that these diverse ecosystems house 80 percent of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity [1]. These plants and animals are integral to forest ecosystems and provide countless ecosystem services to humans. This is done in four main ways: combating illegal logging.

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15 Strategies to Reduce Deforestation


ecosystems on Earth. Report illegal logging. So, this man has created a whole ecosystem from scratch, sustaining many lives through his consistent effort. Corrupt governments are often payed off by illegal logging companies to ignore their activities.

Two Villages: Notes from the Climate Change Frontline in Papua New Guinea

Conservancy Talk

On the shore we are greeted by dancers and feasts and drums made of different-sized logs. Out on the fringing reef we see children playing several hundred feet out — they are surfing on canoes and logs and boards they have cut themselves. Margaret Mead Slept Here.

Black-backed Woodpeckers and Forest Fires in California and the West

10,000 Birds

Black-backed Woodpeckers thrive in forests where fires have burned and are are threatened by logging that destroys their post-fire habitat. Forest Service plan to allow 30,000 acres of logging in the burned area will cause significant harm to wildlife, water and the regrowing forest.

Rainforest Alliance Certified

Green Earth Journey

But rampant global consumption and illegal logging put a heavy strain on these crucial resources. To that end we work with everyone from large corporations to forest-based communities to ensure that logging is done responsibly, so that sensitive ecosystems and workers are protected.

Who says climate policy doesn't create jobs?

Environmental Economics

In the searing August heat, big yellow logging machines pile up the harvest from 153 acres of sweet gum, red oak and maple trees. A roaring log loader grabs the trunks to slice off 16-foot logs and stack them for one of the sawmills that provide a traditional market for Eastern North Carolina timber. These logs are worth $20 to $40 a ton and will be turned into plywood, cabinets and veneer.

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How to Use Wood-Grain Furniture More Sustainably


Sourcing virgin wood means felling trees and processing them, which disrupts the entire ecosystem of a forest. The impact of illegal logging and sustainable wood practices. Illegal logging has a major impact on the reducing number of forests in the world.

A Brown-headed Nuthatch Tap-Tap-Tapping on My Car Mirror

10,000 Birds

Additionally, the “Brown-headed Nuthatch’s association with pines, particularly mature pines, may make it an indicator species for the health of southeastern pine forests, which have been extensively logged for the last century.”

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What Are the Major Threats to Biodiversity?


Biodiversity is the variety of life on Earth at all its levels, from genes to ecosystems. . Let’s consider a simplified example of the biodiversity within a tropical rainforest ecosystem. Further reading: Why Is Biodiversity Important to Ecosystems? We cannot buy an ecosystem.

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Fish of the Forest: Large Wood Benefits Salmon Recovery

Nature Conservancy - Science

Activities that impact small streams and rivers, such as logging, development, pollutants and climate change, therefore directly threaten these species. Similar to efficient financial portfolios, biological systems depend upon a diversity of ecosystem components (i.e.

10 Solutions for Natural Resource Depletion


Reduced fish populations can alter entire ecosystems and hurt coastal economies that depend on fishing. Introducing new laws — and ensuring existing ones stay in place — that protect at-risk fish populations and ecosystems is crucial to preventing these problems.

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The Best of Cool Green Science 2016: From the Field Edition

Nature Conservancy - Science

Burning for Biodiversity: How Hunting Promotes Healthy Ecosystems in the Australian Desert. Now, anthropological research shows that Martu burning actually increases biodiversity and benefits the desert ecosystem. Mapping Reduced-Impact Logging with Lidar. “In the field.”

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Alaska Day: Birds and the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act

10,000 Birds

For example, development ( i.e., drilling for oil) within the Arctic NWR remains contentious , as does logging within Chugach and Tongass National Forests. October 18 is a legal holiday in the 49th state.

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Go with the Flow: Using Flow Experiments to Guide River Management

Nature Conservancy - Science

Do boulders and logs create the habitat needed by insects and fish? But conservationists know that form and function are profoundly woven together, making it critical to restore ecosystem function alongside form [1]. Process-based Principles for Restoring River Ecosystems.

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Bird Watching Botrosa Road

10,000 Birds

This road was constructed by Botrosa Logging Company to harvest the luscious forest which they started purchasing more than thirty years ago. As we drove down this road I had mixed thoughts about the destruction of this valuable endemic ecosystem.

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The great green Caribbean lowlands – Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

Its cabins stand on stilts, Caribbean style, and are built from salvaged tree stumps left after the logging operations in the past, each with a spacious veranda with a hammock and views of the surrounding forest.

How Can You Help Prevent and Control Soil Erosion?


This not only undermines our ability to produce enough food in the future, but also destroys biodiversity and ecosystem services that were once in place but cannot be supported by the lifeless ‘dirt’ which remained behind. hay bales, logs, and silt fences.

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Can Cutting Trees Save Wolves?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Logging. The wolf is an important species in the ecosystem here,” says Colin Shanley, an ecologist for The Nature Conservancy in Alaska. Overharvest may be occurring because logging roads provide easier access for hunters and trappers to get into wolf habitat.

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Wildwood – Sustainable Forestry in Action

Eco Friendly Daily

At the heart of the matter is maintaining the overall ecosystem while conducting selective logging. It is an ethic that sets Wildwood apart from most North American logging operations. The entire ecosystem is i mpacted.

10 Innovations That Are Changing Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

As Justine Hausheer writes in her in-depth blog on the topic , “Crudely, the more complex and complete the soundscape, the healthier the ecosystem and the greater the biodiversity.”. An “Encyclopedia of Ecosystems”.