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Forests and Carbon: Natural Climate Solutions for MN with Nature Conservancy's Meredith Cornett

Today we talked with Meredith Cornett of the Nature Conservancy about Natural Climate Solutions. She is the Climate Change Director for Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. She helped us understand how Natural Climate Solutions can make a difference - whether planting trees, responsible foreset management or clean energy.

In our conversation she mentioned the Reforestation Hub: which reminds us that There are up to 133 million acres of opportunity in the United States to restore forest cover for climate mitigation.

Reforesting these areas with approximately 68 billion trees could capture 333 million tonnes of CO2 per year, equivalent to removing 72 million cars from the road.

A Natural Solution to Climate Change

Heidi Holtan is KAXE's Director of Content and Public Affairs where she manages producers and is the local host of Morning Edition from NPR. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North.
As a mail carrier in rural Grand Rapids, Minn., for 35 years, John Latimer put his own stamp on a career that delivered more than letters. Indeed, while driving the hundred-mile round-trip daily route, he passed the time by observing and recording seasonal changes in nature, learning everything he could about the area’s weather, plants and animals, and becoming the go-to guy who could answer customers’ questions about what they were seeing in the environment.