America's Forest - December 2015

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Winter's Special Majesty - Mt. Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest - Snoqualmie Pass, Washington
"On some public forestlands, more than 500 trees per acre stand where fewer than 80 per acre stood historically. The excess trees and shrubs, or biomass, often as in this year, become fuel for devastating wildfires. There isn't enough money in the federal budget to fund sufficient removal without partnering with forest products companies. What if rather than watch all that biomass go up in smoke, we put it to use making clean energy? We'd get clean energy (electric) from a renewable resource in return." - Carol Kennedy, Forest Soil Scientist, Tahoe National Forest.

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