Welcome All Our New Dogwood Staff Members

2015 is already an exciting year for Dogwood Alliance! To protect the most forests through strong and efficient work, we’ve added a few new faces to the team. Please welcome…

Coalition Calls on UK to Stop Burning Georgia Forests for Electricity

Atlanta, GA – Today, a diverse coalition of conservationists, student groups and outdoorsmen from across the Southeast held a rally outside of the British Consulate in Atlanta, GA calling on the U.K. to stop burning Southern US forests for electricity. The U.K. is the world’s largest importer of wood pellets from the region, some of which are harvested from endangered wetlands, shipped to Europe and burned to generate electricity as a replacement for coal. Last year, wood pellet exports from southern ports increased more than 70 percent.

Is Hofmann Forest Safe?

North Carolina’s Hofmann Forest, the largest tract of protected land in the state, was recently offered a reprieve from a pending sale. NC State University Forestry Professor, Fred Cubbage, gives us his opinion here about the failed sale and what it means for Hofmann forest going forward.

Tackling Forest Management Certification and Industry in Atlanta

Last week, Andrew presented at the GreenBlue Value Innovation Work Session on Forest Certification. The event focused on the changing needs in the certified forest products industry and identified the most valuable elements of forest certification while elevating strategies to deliver that value to forest products companies and large customers.

Welcome Tyson, Our New Program Director

Tyson Miller is no rookie when it comes to fighting for change. For the past 20 years, he ran SEE Innovation, an environmental organization creating effective programs. Tyson helped to create the anthology, Dream of a Nation, that chronicles the success models in environmental education. The book is in 30 thousand schools and reaching countless students each day.