Mourning The Tragic Death Of Indigenous Forest Defender In Atlanta

Dogwood Alliance is horrified and saddened by the death of Manuel Teran. They were affectionately known as Tortuguita. Police shot and killed Tortuguita on January 18th in Atlanta’s Weelaunee Forest. This beautiful forest is in predominantly Black South Atlanta. It’s the proposed site of Cop City. Cop City is a project of the Atlanta Police […]

Manuel Teran or Tortuguita who was killed by police in Atlanta defending Weelaunee Forest on January 18th.

Sweet Champion of Southern Forests: In Memory of Lloyd Clayton

The Dogwood Alliance family is mourning the loss of one of our greatest heroes and a champion of Southern forests, Lloyd Clayton, who passed away on January 14th in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. In 1996, forest protection activists from around the United States converged on the Bankhead National Forest in Alabama to discuss campaigns, […]

Stories Happen in Forests Videos

We often think about the clean air and water that forests provide us, but do we ever sit down and imagine all the unique and wonderful ways that human beings connect with forests in deeply personal ways? Dogwood Alliance took up that challenge. We’ve searched across the Southeast for stories about individual relationships to the […]

JC Woodley admires a beautiful southern forest