The Clean Water Act & Forests: What You Need To Know

The Clean Water Act (CWA) is in the news again. From what WOTUS means, to what it means for forests, we’ve got the answers you’re looking for. Read on to learn more. How did the Clean Water Act regulations come to be? We created the Clean Water Act in a time of environmental crisis. It […]

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Big Media Year For Southern Forests, Communities, & Justice

The world is waking up to the realities of the climate crisis, environmental injustice, and the importance of forests. And now, the news media spotlight is growing brighter and brighter on the Southern United States. Our Home the South The South is home to some of the most beautiful and biodiverse places on Earth. But […]

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Statement: Regan Needs to Act on Forests & EJ at EPA

Dogwood Alliance Statement on Michael Regan EPA confirmation hearings This afternoon, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold confirmation hearings for North Carolina Secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Michael Regan, to lead the Biden Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). While many environmental groups have enthusiastically supported his appointment, his […]

Statement: Dogwood Alliance Response to the Trillion Trees Act

Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and Members of the House GOP introduced the Trillion Trees Act, in conjunction with President Donald Trump’s State of the Union announcement that he plans to join the One Trillion Trees global initiative. Rather than mandate tree planting, the Westerman bill requires an annual increase in logging levels and that all […]

Forests and The Clean Water Act

Wetland forests in the US are our communities’ best protection from the worst impacts of climate change like increased flooding, drought, and degradation of our water quality. But the Trump Administration wants to eliminate protections for wetland forests, streams, and other wetland areas. Under this new proposed rule, many wetland forests like floodplain forests and […]