Urgency at IUFRO Congress, Largest Gathering of Forest Researchers Ever

Agroforestry World
Cathy Watson

The 24th Congress of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) started with a bang on 6 October in Salt Lake City, Utah, as keynote speaker Robert Bonnie laid out graphic statistics on the impact of climate change on American forests. The USDA Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment said that 47 million acres are being laid to waste by bark beetles and that the fire season is an astounding 60-80 days longer than it was in the past.