How do we get to a place where we work to achieve land commitments, commercial reforestation and carbon objectives, while also achieving biodiversity objectives? Forest News talked to five experts at the SER2017 World Conference. (via CIFOR)
Trained to hunt their opponents over a hostile high-altitude environment, they are now engaged in building greenhouses, nursery plots, and laboratories. Their mission is the cultivation of the furry, cactus-like frailejón.
With just 13% of its surface covered in woodlands, the UK is the least leafy country in the EU. In England, tree cover is less than 8%. Now, the government plans to reverse centuries of industrialist and agricultural exploitation. (via ZME Science)
"This study demonstrates that retaining or restoring wetlands in intensively managed agricultural watersheds would reduce nitrate in rivers and improve local water quality," says Tom Torgersen of NSF. (via NSF)
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Edwards et al. evaluate a citizen science program designed to monitor stream restoration. Findings suggest citizen science programs have the potential to improve and broaden the impact of ecological restoration.
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