Original paper – please share on social media! We need public education on the benefits of nature preserves:

W. R. Moomaw, S. A. Masino, E. K. Faison, Intact forests in the United States: Proforestation mitigates climate change and serves the greatest good.Frontiers for Forests Global Change 2, 27 (2019).

News Release:

Growing existing forests essential in mitigating global crises
Posted on August 13, 2019 in Environmental Sustainability Featured News

In August 2019, an IPCC Special Report titled “Climate Change and Land” identified land use as a major driver of and a major solution to the climate crisis.

A piece in The Conversation referred to the IPCC Special Report and highlighted the importance of natural forests and proforestation.


Additional news and references.

J. F. Bastin et al., The global tree restoration potential. Science 365, 76-79 (2019)

NOTE: Growing forests is more powerful than planting trees. We do not know how to plant a forest!

Dankosky, John. “Episode 156: The Confusing Tangle of Immigration Law; Hunting for Old Growth Forests”. New England News Collaborative. Forest starts at 17 minutes.

“Enviro Show Proforestation Interview With Susan Masino”. The Enviro Show. June 2019. Retrieved 24 July 2019.

Moomaw, William; Leverett, Bob; Jonas, Robert; Leverett, Monica (July 24, 2019). “How to fight climate change? Save existing forests”. Daily Hampshire Gazette.

News release from Trinity College:

Bill McKibben clarified that biomass is not carbon neutral and highlights proforestation in an article in the New Yorker.


Symposium at Harvard Forest