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People to People: Working Together for Your Safety

People to People: Working Together for Your Safety

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November 10th 2015:Encore: Together We Can: Protecting the Planet

Air, next to water and soil, is a third critical resource for humans, plants, animals and all other organisms within a natural area. Air must be monitored in order to control and lower pollution levels, control smoke caused by wild land fires, and to monitor air quality. The USDA Forest Service monitors the effects of air pollution that may impair visibility, harm human health, injure trees and other plants, acidify or cause unnatural fertilization of streams and lakes, leach nutrients from soils, and degrade cultural resources, like archeological sites and historical buildings. Forest activit

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Linda Geiser

Linda Geiser earned degrees in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition (MS 1989) and Plant Physiology (PhD 1991) from the University of California, Davis. As an ecologist for the US Forest Service Air Resource Management Program, she has studied lichen response to air pollution and climate since 1989. She is an author of over 60 related scientific articles and books including Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest (2009). She was the lead author for the ecological effects chapter of the Landers et al. (2008) Western Airborne Contaminants Assessment Project report sponsored by the National Park Service. She is an active member of the International Association for Lichenology, the American Bryological
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