Family Forest Carbon Program | The Nature Conservancy

Due to past management and wildfires, forests in the Upper Northwoods have become much less diverse in terms of tree species and age. This makes our forests less resilient and more vulnerable to stresses like invasive species, disease and insect infestations and climate change. Climate-smart forestry practices to grow older and larger trees can enhance carbon sequestration, while supporting a working forest. This practice promotes long-term forest health, improves habitat for the numerous wildlife species that rely on mature forests, and increases the commercial and environmental value of the woodland.

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