Ending the Taxpayer Giveaway for False Climate Solutions

It’s time to invest our tax dollars in truly environmental solutions to climate change, not false solutions like burning our forests. We all know by now, except for the far fringe deniers, that we are in a climate crisis. Ice caps are melting, temperatures are dramatically fluctuating, sea levels are rising, and we have a small […]

Remembering Alison Cochran

Dogwood Alliance mourns the passing of longtime forest activist and talented musician Alison Cochran. On Sunday night, longtime activist, musician and friend of our forests, Alison Cochran, passed away. Alison was a co-founder of Heartwood and served as Executive Director from 1999-2001. She also helped found Dogwood Alliance and served two separate terms on our […]

Alison Cochran

Take Action to Stop GE Trees in the South!

A short window of opportunity to demand the USDA deny ArborGen permits to do a widescale planting of genetically engineered Eucalyptus in the Southern US… ACTION NEEDED BY 18 February!  Tell the USDA NO WAY to ArborGen’s Genetically Engineered Eucalyptus Frankentrees   In an unprecedented move toward commercial large-scale release of genetically engineered (GE) forest […]

Stop GE Trees

Under Pressure USDA Forced to Reexamine GE Eucalyptus Permitting

Groups Force USDA to Re-release Draft Environmental Assessment on Genetically Engineered Eucalyptus Trees for Southern U.S. Forests: Original Assessment Lacked Key U.S. Forest Service Hydrological Studies

The U.S. Department of Agriculture re-released their draft environmental assessment [1] regarding a request by ArborGen, a subsidiary of timber giants International Paper and MeadWestvaco, to plant over a quarter of a million genetically engineered eucalyptus trees in so-called “test plots” across seven southern U.S. states. [2]

Welcome Lindsey, Dogwood’s New Organizer!

Look out Fast Food Giant – you know who you are… As we move into a new decade, we’re excited to kick off the New Year with a new face in the office.  In early January, we hired Lindsey Simerly as our new organizer to help take our No Free Refills campaign (targeting the fast […]