Sustainable forest management involves a perpetual cycle of planting trees, allowing those trees to grow, harvesting those trees for use in various forest products, and then replanting new trees to begin the cycle anew.
Wildfire records now seem to be broken every year. According to the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), 48,331 fires have burned over 6 million acres across the United States, with 46 active wildfires continuing to burn as of September 1, 2022.
The Coronavirus sent the world into a tailspin a little over two years ago. Due to the airborne qualities of the virus, it ignited interest and concern over air quality. COVID aided in demonstrating the connection between air quality and human health.