NWF to Release Longleaf Pine Report

National Wildlife Federation will hold a teleconference Thursday to mark the release of a new report detailing how the restoration of Longleaf pines in the Southeast may hold the key to global warming mitigation and economic revitalization in the region.

Standing Tall: How Restoring Longleaf Pine Can Help Prepare the Southeast for Global Warming explains that, though global warming uniquely endangers forests in the Southeast, the key to mitigating negative effects may be at hand: Longleaf pine ecosystems should be a centerpiece of land-based efforts to capture carbon pollution in the region.

The teleconference will be moderated by Dr. Bruce Stein, associate director, Wildlife Conservation and Global Warming, National Wildlife Federation, a co-author of the report. Participants should dial in before 10:00 AM at 1-800-944-8766, pin 15818#.