Protecting People by Protecting Forests

2017 has been a record breaking year for natural disasters that have devastated communities across the Southern US and Puerto Rico. The season began with Hurricane Harvey that devastated Houston and hit close to home.  We had record breaking storm after storm all the way through to Hurricane Maria and Nate which battered Puerto Rico […]

Woods & Wilds Was a Magical Festival

Dogwood Alliance’s 2nd Annual Woods & Wilds Storytelling and Music Festival at the Salvage Station was magical! Storytellers, musicians, artists, performers, and people from around the region showed up to celebrate and to protect our Southern forests. The beautiful decorations from Flora set the scene for us to be transported to the wild places inside […]

If Only…

One of the very first things I exclaimed to my parents about Houston, as we drove a giant U-Haul down from Oklahoma City, was how green our new city home was. I was 12 at the time, and Houston was a veritable forest oasis to me. The neighborhood I lived in had wild forested lots […]

Carbon Canopy: Pioneering Forest Protection in the Marketplace

Standing forests play a critical role in mitigating climate change. Not only are they the best way to remove carbon from the atmosphere and store it long-term, but they protect our most vulnerable communities from the worst impacts of climate change by providing natural flood control and air conditioning and ensuring abundant clean drinking water. […]

The Future of Our Forests: An Interview with Jim Furnish

Recently, Dogwood Alliance, Defenders of Wildlife and MountainTrue hosted an event at The Collider in Asheville on the future of our forests. We were so lucky to have Jim Furnish join us for that event. Jim Furnish is the author of Beyond Logging: Toward a Natural Forest a memoir of Jim’s time working for the National Forest Service and time spent as Deputy Chief.