Well that's a very hopeful article...maybe too hopeful; probably written by a climate-change denier. Because in fact, many scientists say that western forests are changing forever; Boggs may never
return to that dense and beautiful ponderosa forest we remember and enjoyed, according to the NYTimes
There are many parts of the West that used to be forested...and are now barren with only grass and shrubs, because of very hot, destructive wildfires that burned up the very soil itself, and trees were unable to thrive.
....as much as 80 percent of California’s forests were in the kind of conditions that were likely to lead to the more destructive, tree-killing fires. Without mature trees near the fire-ravaged areas to spread their seeds, brush and grass are likely to grow in place of the conifers. That’s a recovery process that could take centuries — and given where climate is going, it might never recover....