From The Forest

Smoky Bear, Climate Change & Projected Maple Decline

March 3, 2022

On this week's show, we'll discuss two of the most resonating messages by the USDA Forest Service. Although climate change projections on tree species are fairly new, Smoky Bear has been at it since 1944. The Forest Service's Smoky Bear is well-known for "preventing wildfires." In more recent decades, the USFS is now messaging or projecting the loss of our sacred maple trees. We'll discuss the roots of these two messages, their merit, and how they fit into our experiences in the Catskill Mountains. Should be fun.

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