Rep. Westerman Talks Forest Management with Arkansas’s State Forester
Rep. Bruce Westerman (AR-04)
Energy Innovation Agenda: Natural Solutions & Conservation
Bill: The Trillion Trees Act
Few know trees and their benefits for the environment better than Rep. Westerman. He’s an engineer and forester by trade and graduated from Yale University after earning a Master of Forestry degree. He and Joe Fox, Arkansas’s State Forester and President of National Association of State Foresters, take you to Rep. Westerman’s district in the Natural State to discuss why trees are good for the environment and how protecting and managing them can greatly reduce carbon emissions.
The Trillion Trees Act seeks to:
- Plant more trees in urban areas and on marginal agriculture land domestically while offering technical support and assistance for other countries to maximize forest growth internationally and reverse deforestation.
- Conserve existing forests and make them more resilient to insects, diseases and catastrophic wildfires.
- Store more carbon by incentivizing innovative building practices with a sustainable building tax credit.
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