A new report suggests that over the next 80 years, the environment in which non-timber forest products grow will change significantly, having tremendous impacts on resources, products, and peoples’ livelihoods.
More wildfire. More insects and diseases. Less predictable timber and water supplies. Changing wildlife habitat. Severe drought can cause all of these impacts, and more.
A broad-scale study of U.S. forest data suggests a complex relationship between the number of native tree species and the number of nonnative invasive forest pests.