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Biden identifies over 110m acres of old-growth or otherwise mature forests for possible protection

The Biden administration on Thursday announced it has identified over 100 million acres of old-growth and mature forests that could qualify for federal protections.


The acreage identified includes 80 million acres of mature forest and 32 million acres of old-growth forest, according to the Interior and Agriculture Departments. Within those, about 24.4 million acres of old growth forest and 67.4 million acres of mature forest are under the jurisdiction of the National Forest Service.


https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/3961403-biden-administration-takes-first-step-to-protect-over-100-million-acres-of-forest/

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