Rocky Mountain forests at risk

Rocky mountain forests at risk

In the past 15 years, tens of millions of trees have died in the Rocky Mountains. Hotter and dryer conditions driven by climate change have made wildfires, tree-killing insects and the stress of heat and drought more intense.

If these climate change impacts remain unchecked, the Rocky Mountain’s iconic tree species and their crucial role in our nation’s forests is something we can’t afford to ignore.

Watch the Union for Concerned Scientists’ short video on how we can protect the Rocky Mountain forests before it’s too late.