Logging in North Carolina is a Climate Emergency

Forests give us so many reasons to celebrate. They supply us with clean air and water, offer shade and peace on a hot summer day, and they provide habitat for a vast variety of species of plants and animals. Forests are also a critical climate solution, storing enormous amounts of carbon in their trees and […]

Does clean energy mean clearcutting bottomland hardwood forests?

Groups Release New Plan to Protect Wetlands Across the South

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 3rd, 12:01am EST Groups across the US South launch multi-state plan to conserve,restore, and improve wetland forests Wetland Forest Initiative unveils a 5-year roadmap that aims to make wetland forest conservation an urgent national, regional, and local priority   Asheville, NC – Today, the Wetland Forest Initiative, a unique coalition of […]

Forests and The Clean Water Act

Wetland forests in the US are our communities’ best protection from the worst impacts of climate change like increased flooding, drought, and degradation of our water quality. But the Trump Administration wants to eliminate protections for wetland forests, streams, and other wetland areas. Under this new proposed rule, many wetland forests like floodplain forests and […]

Meet the Wetland Wanderer

Our wetlands are one of the best safeguards against natural disasters. They help us cope with extreme weather events. They ensure communities are resilient and can bounce back from disasters. They provide millions of people with clean drinking water. This World Wetlands Day, we’re excited to share the premiere of our Wetland Wanderer video series! […]

What are Southern wetland forests worth?

You can’t put a price tag on clean air and water, protection from storms and flooding, or the way you feel when you’re in a wetland forest. But we knew that there was a real dollar value to all the services our forests provide, so we started digging. We considered things like water filtration, tourism, […]