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Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association

   Protecting clean water and free-flowing rivers in TN since 1966.

TSRA Supports Climate Forests Campaign

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 6:43 AM | Sally Barr

TSRA has signed onto the Climate Forests Campaign supporting the need to see a lasting, durable rule that protects mature and old-growth forests from logging on federal public lands. We feel it is important to push back against the Forest Service’s narrative that logging is no longer a threat to mature and old-growth forests. Healthy, mature forest ecosystems help protect watersheds across large areas of the United States. Logging these forests can lead to erosion, poor water quality, and degraded habitat. Further, dense young plantations can reduce water quantity in streams and rivers. Overall, intact healthy forests contribute to healthy watersheds, which will be especially valuable as the impacts of climate change, such as drought and heatwaves, become more severe. The link to the press release is below:

https://environmentamerica.org/news/ame/logging-mature-and-old-trees-threatens-us-climate-goals


Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, #58-1746179.

P.O. Box 159041 Nashville, Tennessee 37215-9041


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