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Fly-fishing in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. Joseph/Flickr

What social change movements can learn from fly fishing: The value of a care-focused message

Founded in 1959, the membership group Trout Unlimited has changed the culture of fly-fishing and mobilized members to support conservation. Could its approach work for other social problems?
Woodland caribou of the Pipmuacan herd. The effects of predation and habitat loss have greatly contributed to the decline of caribou in southern Nitassinan. (Stéphane Bourassa, Canadian Forest Service)

A hundred years of logging threatens the Innu link to their land

A realistic look at forest management on the Nitassinan of Pessamit, based on data from the Québec government’s forest inventories.
In North America, log driving is thought to have stopped by the end of the 20th century, with the exception of British Columbia, where it is still practised on a small scale. (Shutterstock)

What log driving can teach us about forests, past and present

Logging over the past two centuries has had a major impact on Québec’s forests. The traces it has left will guide the adoption of sustainable forest management techniques.
View of an endangered indigenous tree felled by illegal loggers in the Nakuru forest area of Kenya. James Wakibia/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Illegal logging in Africa is a threat to security

Illegal logging entrenches systemic corruption, undermines accountability in governance, and finances insecurity.
An old-growth tree that was cut in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images

The Biden administration has called for protecting mature US forests to slow climate change, but it’s still allowing them to be logged

Protecting old and mature trees is the simplest and least expensive way to pull carbon out of the atmosphere – but proposed logging projects threaten mature stands across the US.

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