Dogwood Alliance mobilizes diverse voices to protect Southern forests and communities from destructive industrial logging.
Through community and grassroots action, holding corporate and government decision-makers accountable, and catalyzing large-scale conservation, Dogwood advances a twenty-first century society that values standing forests for the many ways they sustain life.
Securing The Future of Our Forests
Southern forests have global reach. Some of the most diverse temperate forests on the planet, they’re also the world’s biggest source of pulp and paper. But the forests’ unseeable assets are among their most important: they’re a force against climate change, erosion and water pollution, a source of shelter for critical plant and animal species and one of the last, best places to experience the power of nature. Since 1996, Dogwood Alliance has championed this irreplaceable resource, safeguarding its environmental and economic value.
Driving change toward big-picture thinking, we advance the understanding that intact forests benefit everyone.
- a credible, solutions-oriented partner for global companies and landowners in identifying and developing practices that recognize the long-term business advantages of better forest stewardship
- a fierce opponent of senseless, destructive practices in the forest
- a smart and strategic partner for like-minded organizations and enterprises
- a source of expertise on ecosystem services
Dogwood Alliance has counseled, collaborated with and challenged some of the world’s biggest companies.
Dogwood has helped these companies align their business practices with consumer demand for responsible sourcing. These companies, in turn, have become global environmental business leaders.
Pragmatic activists, we’re driven to create research-based, long-term, wide-ranging change in the forest products industry.
Dogwood builds frameworks and momentum for a future in which there are economic incentives to keep a forest a forest. While we are advocates and influencers, our true strength is in our commitment to action.