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U.S. Will Plant One Billion Trees to Combat Climate Change

The Forest Service plans to tackle a reforestation backlog of 4.1 million acres


August 1, 2022

The federal government is focused on replanting trees on public lands because forests filter and store water, sequester carbon, provide Indigenous communities with food and timber, and contribute more than $11 billion to the economy via outdoor recreation, to name a few benefits. Left bare, areas once charred by wildfires are also more susceptible to other potentially disastrous problems, such as mudslides, flooding and landslides.


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JohnHoward writes:

Climate change is only the tip of the environmental destruction iceberg. The loss of wildernesses and wildlife is obvious to everyone. Support the seven Promised Land environmental goals and demand action.


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