Natural Flood Protection In The US South

Guest post written by Ha Do, a Dogwood Alliance intern. While all of the United States is focusing attention and resources to handle and recover the economy from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Atlantic hurricane season is returning to the US South. The season this year is forecasted to be more active than a normal year, […]

Biodiversity In Your Backyard: Fungi Are Fun!

If you haven’t noticed, I have a penchant for loving the weird little critters, and that includes fungi! Fungi are organisms that have a wide range of shapes and sizes, from the one-cell noble yeast all the way up to the Humongous Fungus – clocking in at over four square miles. Today, we’ll be diving […]

Environmental Racism and Access to Public Spaces

Guest post written by Raksha Doddabele, a Dogwood Alliance intern. What are Green Spaces? During times of stress like the COVID-19 pandemic, spending time in areas of greenery is an important way to reduce fear and anxiety and improve overall well-being. Especially for urban and suburban-dwellers, parks serve as easily-accessible mesocosms of wilderness within towns […]

The Injustice of Bioenergy Production

Guest post written by Raksha Doddabele, a Dogwood Alliance intern. As global surface temperatures continue to rise, it’s becoming increasingly urgent that we phase out the use of fossil fuels for energy generation. To do so, we need to find a suitable renewable energy replacement. Wood pellet manufacturers claim that the replacement should be bioenergy, […]

What You Need To Know: NC’s Natural & Working Lands Action Plan

We know that the health and well-being of people, plants, and animals are intricately connected to our forests. Forests provide us with clean air, clean water, and natural flood control. They also pull dangerous greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. When we truly protect our forests, we protect one of our best […]