Locus Focus on 07/01/13
THE FUTURE OF FEDERAL LANDS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST: CARBON, WATER, WILDLIFE with Dominick Della Sala
A few weeks ago we ran a Locus Focus episode called "Cows Save the Planet," in which the guest promoted a theory that soil health can be drastically improved through rotational grazing of cattle and doubling the size of cattle herds in the American West. Immediately we received some strong responses from Oregon scientists whose research proves this theory wrong. On this episode of Locus Focus we talk with one of these scientists, Ashland-based ecologist Dominick DellaSala, about how the spectre of climate change raises new challenges for managing and protecting our federal lands. We'll not only talk about the fallacy of increasing grazing on public lands but also the impacts of logging and other practices that put these fragile landscapes at risk.
Dominick DellaSala is the president and chief scientist at the Geos Institute in Ashland, Oregon, whose mission is to use science to help people predict, reduce, and prepare for climate change.