New Maps Show 1.9 Million Acres At Risk From Enviva Lucedale

Wetland forests span 35 million acres across the US South, as both majestic, long stretching swamps and simple buffers around our rivers and streams. Wetland forests provide nearby towns and cities with clean water, flood prevention, and recreational opportunities. New maps released by the Wetland Forest Initiative identify wetland forests in need of conservation by […]

Cypress Tree

The Wetland Wanderer Episode 3

Remember me? I’m, Lucia, The Wetland Wanderer, and I’m back! I’m excited to share with you Episode 3 of the Wetland Wanderer where I visit Congaree National Park in the beautiful state of South Carolina. In the video, I take you around to visit a moonshiner forest office, share a theory on what cypress knees […]

Forest Friday with Luke Cannon

I met Luke Cannon near Bent Creek for our Forest Friday hike. Luke has over 20 years experience as a naturalist, teacher, and student and is the founder of Astounding Earth. There was a notable chill in the air, but the sun was out, and it was a beautiful day for a hike. Bent Creek […]

Swamps Get a Bad Rap

We’re tired of hearing folks in DC say, “Drain the swamps,” because swamps are actually really, really valuable. Our Southern wetland forests are worth $500 BILLION. While you can’t put a price tag on healthy families or the way you feel when you’re in a wetland forest, things like water filtration, tourism, protection from extreme […]