The Nature Conservancy in Ohio Supports Reforestation Act of 2019
The following statement can be attributed to Bill Stanley, Ohio State Director for The Nature Conservancy:
"We commend Senators Portman and Udall for their leadership in bringing forth The Reforestation Act of 2019, which recognizes that forests benefit from well-planned sustainable forest management. In Ohio, our eastern deciduous forests rarely suffer from severe disturbances like the catastrophic wildfires of western coniferous forests. However, properly planned and managed reforestation would greatly benefit our landscapes that have been affected by other high-impact events, such as surface mining, serious pest and pathogen outbreaks or generations of unsustainable logging."
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