Introducing a new initiative exploring wilderness through science
Wild Works is a new occasional white paper series that will highlight cutting edge science by leading experts. It will cover a range of topics over time that intersect with wilderness conservation such as wild carbon to the impacts of recreation, connectivity, and rewilding. The Wilderness Trust is pleased to release Volume 1, Wild Carbon: A synthesis of recent findings authored by Mark G. Anderson.
Wild Carbon is a timely piece about the critical, and often misunderstood, role of old and wild forests as they relate to carbon sequestration. Recent science is clear: wild forests, especially old ones, are spectacularly unique in their ability to sequester vast amounts of carbon.
Our work has never been more important than now, as we work together to identify and implement solutions to the entwined dual crises of climate change and biodiversity loss. Our growing board and staff remain busy exploring ways to ensure that we are acting in the most effective, efficient, and productive way possible—all for the benefit of wild earth.
We invite you to learn more about why permanently protecting forests and allowing them to grow in landscapes free from direct human manipulation is proving to be one of the most effective and cost efficient methods available to address climate change.