Proforestation: Nature’s Climate Solution

On May 14th, I was invited to speak at a conference hosted by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), “Growing the Impact of Forest-Based Natural Climate Solutions in North America.” The other featured presenters included The Nature Conservancy, NWF, and the American Forest Foundation. Much of the focus was on how to improve logging practices, but […]

Forests Can Heal People and the Planet

On this International Day of Forests, Let’s Embrace Deep Rooted Change It’s the International Day of Forests, a day each year that has been set aside to celebrate the role that forests play in sustaining life on Earth. In times like these, hope can be hard to find. But we can find it in forests. […]

Beautiful forest with sunlight streaming through the trees

Ecosystem Services In Pee Dee Watershed At Risk From Biomass

There are over 35 million acres of wetland forests in the 14 states of the US South, providing critical ecosystem services, like cleaning air, filtering water, and protecting communities from floods. We know that, on average, natural wetland forests left standing, not logged, are worth over $18,000 per acre. That doesn’t exactly tell us what […]

Wetlands & Interconnection

In honor of Wetlands month, we wanted to explore the beauty and value wetland forests provide… What happens when research scientists and organizations like Dogwood Alliance start doing outreach about wetlands? They find information that connects intact wetlands with natural disaster reduction, water quality, justice, and enjoyment of the outdoors. Wetlands, and especially wetland forests, […]

Pruitt Needs a History Lesson

On Earth Day, the one day a year that Americans are reminded to respect and love the earth for all its wildness and splendor, and to be thankful for the clean air, water, and nurturing it provides, Environmental Protection Agency Head Scott Pruitt decided he would push the planet closer to the brink of destruction. […]