What is the Logging Rate in the US South?

Many people and organizations are documenting the impacts of logging in the United States. The large-scale industrial logging rate is high, especially in the US Southern coastal plain. The Southern US is known as the “wood basket” of the world. This region’s forests are cleared at a rate four times that of South American rainforests. […]

an artistic rendering of someone chopping down a forest

What’s That Really Big Bird I See? 6 Common Hawks, Vultures, & More

Have you ever watched a big bird passing overhead or perched on a post and wondered what kind of bird is that? We have, too. This guide will help you identify six different types of popular big birds. Next time you’re outdoors, you’ll be able to identify them with confidence. Black Vulture Recognizable characteristics Pay […]

black vultures roosting

Easy Salamander Identification In The US South

Salamanders may look like lizards, but these curious creatures aren’t reptiles. In fact, salamanders are part of the amphibian family. Yes, they’re more related to frogs, but they’re not as vocal. Lizards have dry skin, while salamanders on the other hand have wet and moist skin. Sometimes a salamander will even use their skin to […]

Eastern Red Spotted Newt, an easy salamander species to identify

Animals That Mate For Life: Biodiversity in Your Backyard

Only about 5% of mammals are considered to be monogamous. On the other hand, birds tend to mate for life. For birds, long-term relationships work better. Around 90% of birds agree! So if you’ve lost faith in love and think that nobody stays together anymore, keep reading. Couples that will not consider “divorce” as an […]

barn owls are cute and monogamous

Big Media Year For Southern Forests, Communities, & Justice

The world is waking up to the realities of the climate crisis, environmental injustice, and the importance of forests. And now, the news media spotlight is growing brighter and brighter on the Southern United States. Our Home the South The South is home to some of the most beautiful and biodiverse places on Earth. But […]

Photo of Community Organizers at Northampton Hearing