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 […]

FOREST Circle: Building Solutions for Resilient Forests and Communities

“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.” – Mahatma Ghandi We know that protecting our Southern forests requires challenging the industries and corporate interests that threaten them. But it also requires building the relationships, networks, and […]

Forests are the Heroes We Need

The Southern US contains about 2% of the world’s forests but produces over a fifth of the world’s timber products. Therefore, we have a particularly important charge to protect the forests & communities that depend on them from industrial forest practices. Earlier this month, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a report on […]

The Forest Products Industry’s Destructive Climate Legacy

Southern forests are a crucial component in protecting our communities from the worst impacts of climate change and ensuring a safer world for future generations. Our forests protect coastal communities from storm surges and rising sea levels; they limit the intensity of flooding and are the best way to store and sequester carbon, limiting the […]

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Stories Happen in Forests

Our standing forests are awe-inspiring, critical for our well-being and survival, and hold an untold number of tales. To honor our forests and the impact they have on all people’s lives, Dogwood Alliance hosted “Stories Happen in Forests” at Motorco in Durham to a standing room only crowd. Eight amazing storytellers shared their inspiring stories […]