Biden’s order to protect nation’s oldest forests raises vexing question: What counts as ‘old’?

Enviro & Legislation

BILLINGS, Mont. — President Joe Biden’s order to protect the nation’s oldest forests against climate change, wildfires and other problems devastating vast woodlands is raising a simple yet vexing question: When does a forest grow old?Millions of acres are potentially on the line — federal land that could eventually get new protections or remain open…

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