Although I'm not credited as an author on this report, I contributed heavily to the background research that went into this project. I also developed the plain language briefs that accompanied the later releases of the Great American Stand. It was also my first big project with Bill Moomaw, who is an excellent scientist and mentor.
There's a lot of great coverage on the Great American Stand, but I'd love to share the smaller briefs right here, so they're all contained easily in one big project link!
- A History of Forests in the US -- This brief details the rise of industrialization of our forests after massive deforestation at the turn of the century. You can download the report here or view the brief media coverage from it here.
- Industry Impacts on US Forests -- This brief details the sudden commercialization of pine plantations, which eventually caused a loss of natural forest in exchange for these "cornfields" of pine trees. You can download the report here.
- Seeing The Future For The Trees -- This brief is very future focused, and details Bill and Danna's calculations on how we can get to zero emissions by using natural infrastructure (forests, oceans, etc.) wisely. You can download the report here.