FOREST Circle: Our Diversity is Our Strength

Protecting our Southern forests and communities requires challenging the industries and corporate interests that threaten them. But it also requires building the relationships and solutions to create the world we want to live in. The FOREST (Frontline Organizing Resiliency and Entrepreneurial Solutions Training) Circle is a network of activists, organizers, and community leaders. The mission […]

I Love Being a Dogwood Volunteer: Dani

Our volunteers are absolutely crucial to our ability to #Stand4Forests. They help with everything from making calls to event management to visiting legislative offices. One of the team even produced a video for us! This month we’re shining a light on Dani Ray, a key member of our Georgia volunteer team. Dani is in Savannah […]

What will we lose if we don’t invest in wetland forests?

Investing in nature can be the smartest investment we can make to preserve our land, waters, and communities. Why? Because investing in wetlands and other natural systems and green infrastructure will significantly reduce the impacts of flooding, storms, and wildfires. In 2016, two of the five most expensive natural disasters in the world were due […]

Nature Knows Best

A natural solution to the climate chaos This is a crosspost from the Eureka Springs Independent by Dr. Luis Contreras. You can view the original here. Luis publishes a weekly column in the paper, and from time to time we will share them here. Greta Thunberg, David Suzuki, Naomi Klein, Michael Mann, and a long […]

Photo of Balsam Mountain

Building a Movement for Forests, Climate, and Justice

On a hot and humid Saturday at the beginning of June, Rita and I found ourselves covered in sweat and dirt; our ankles eaten alive by mosquitoes. But most of all, we had two huge, satisfied grins on our faces. We were just wrapping up an inspiring summit with 30 independent, diverse, and committed leaders […]