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Les Cheneaux Forests Are CO2 Sponges

Author: Scott Myers

Author Affiliation: LCWC

Journal: Unpublished Proposal; 2017


The Les Cheneaux Watershed Council recognizes that residents, full-time and seasonal, are aware and concerned about the detrimental impact of excess CO2 on climate change. As individuals, we can all strive to minimize our carbon footprint, but have you thought about how the trees within our watershed contribute to absorbing CO2 and the ability of our forests to effectively remove it from the atmosphere? Natural forest management has the second largest maximum CO2 mitigation potential of the methods studied by a group of concerned scientists2.