From the text ... 'Like all forests, we recognize the multiple benefits to society of forests as a renewable resource when managed skillfully. Forestry deserves to compete (and be provided with similar levels of assistance that other 'green' technologies are receiving) for a prominent role in a future that is less reliant on fossil fuels. Recent scenario analyses have shown that no single emissions-offset technology is going to solve the climate crisis (e.g., Pacala and Socolow 2004). What is needed are a wide range of approaches with various degrees of 'readiness' that function over various temporal scales. It is time for the forestry community to critically examine key questions regarding how managed forests will participate in the national cap-and-trade policy likely to develop in the near future.' © 2009 by the Society of American Foresters. Abstract reproduced by permission.