Want to learn more about the environmental benefits of the forest?
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Click the links under the subject headings to learn even more about the environmental benefits of forests from state, local and national entities.
To learn more about best management practices for water quality in Idaho forests.
Watch a short video about water studies in Idaho Forests.
Are Forests, Carbon and Climate Change Related?
Use the “Tree Benefit Calculator” to make a simple estimation of the benefits individual street-side trees provide.
Read a 2008 report from the Idaho Department of Lands about climate change called Climate Accelerated Growth of Vegetation, Pests & Fire: The Perfect Storm.
Review a forest and carbon modeling scenario for the forests of the Inland West from the Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials.
Read about the “Role of Northwest Forests and Forest Management on Carbon Storage” from the Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials.
Read a 2010 report called “Water, Climate Change, And Forests: Watershed Stewardship for a Changing Climate” from the US Forest Service.
Read about wood products and carbon sequestration from the American Forest & Paper Association.
Read a report called Managing Forests For Carbon Mitigation from Dovetail Partners, Inc.
Read about forest carbon trading and marketing in the US.
Read an analysis of plant-climate relationships for the western US.
Read about climate change and forest carbon sequestration from the Temperate Forest Foundation.
Read more about mitigating climate change in US Forests.
Read about tools that model decision support for forest treatments from the Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials.
Read a 2010 report called “Characterizing the Importance of Carbon Stored in Wood Products” from Wood and Fiber Science.
Learn about Idaho species at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s website.
Read Idaho Fish and Game Classification of Wildlife.
View Wildlife of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests.
Read a 1981 report about Forest Habitat Types of Central Idaho from the US Forest Service.
View the Atlas of Idaho’s Wildlife.
Read about forestry best practices in soil management from the University of Idaho.