The Future Of Our Forests
One hundred years ago, America didn't look anything like it does today. The great American forests had been decimated by the limitless appetite for wood of the Industrial Revolution and the nation's westward expansion. The Weeks Act of 19 11 set out to change that - restoring and protecting more than 25 million acres of forest. Tom Tidwell, the Chief of the US Forest Service joins us to talk about how to save forests today, and how a controversy over land in Connecticut might send the wrong message about conservation.