Climate Change Integral To Forestry Policy, Feds Say

Law360, New York (November 18, 2009, 3:54 PM EST) -- Proper management of federal forests can help with carbon sequestration and fight global warming, but climate change could also have a significant impact on federal lands, according to government officials testifying before the U.S. Senate on Wednesday.

Speaking before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee's subcommittee on public lands and forests, Dr. Kit Batten, a science adviser in the U.S. Department of the Interior, and Tom Tidwell, chief of the U.S. Forest Service, told lawmakers climate change will have to be taken into account in...
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