It is simply time to stand up for conservation of America's remarkable natural resources, time to move ahead with a Farm Bill and, particularly, Farm Bill conservation programs that serve not only this but future generations of Americans.
The list of the services that trees offer is far longer than I can enumerate here, and far more than we know. They do all of these things and self-replicate; what more can you ask? And unless we take care of them we will miss them when they are gone.
Environmentalism, in some circles, is still thought to be only about protecting trees and cuddly animals instead of trying to protect the environmental conditions necessary to ensure the health of people all over the world.
The Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on the Virginia coast is one of the nation's most popular wilderness destinations, so why is its mission threatened by nearby commercial interests who profit from their proximity?