The Value of Bottomland Hardwood Swamps

If anyone reading this has been fortunate enough to experience the wonder of a mature bottomland hardwood swamp, then place yourself in a category with few other people. Bottomland hardwoods in the Southern United States have been reduced to a small portion of what they once were for reasons anywhere from disease prevention to pine plantation development.

Working at Dogwood Alliance: The Business Perspective

Housed in an old, beautiful, antique brick building on Biltmore Avenue in Asheville, North Carolina is Dogwood Alliance,which plays a life-changing role in the ecosystem of southeastern US forests. Not many are aware of the kind of work Dogwood is doing to conserve the most biodiverse region in North America.I didn’t have the faintest idea that a mission driven non-profit would be doing something cutting edge and pioneering in the conservation arena and making the world a better place.

Connecting Stakeholders with the Land: Carbon Canopy Spring Meeting

June 19th and 20th marked the Spring 2014 meeting for Carbon Canopy, Dogwood Alliance’s forest carbon offsets initiative. Carbon Canopy is an innovative project that incentivizes forest conservation to create lucrative carbon sinks for landowners and valuable offsets for environmentally conscious businesses looking to reduce their footprint. Partners and stakeholders convened to discuss the state of Carbon Canopy’s mission and goals and to refocus the project’s direction.