North Carolinians Speak Out on Forests

Guest Post By Brianna Cunliffe North Carolina’s forests are in peril. Governor Cooper and state laws fail to stop destructive logging and dirty bioenergy.  The timber industry claims carbon neutrality, evading accountability for the harms it generates. But across party lines, North Carolinians are getting tired of the greenwashing. Dogwood Alliance asked 1,000 people how […]

The Legacy of Longleaf Pine

Guest post by Amber Skinner Have you ever wondered where the term “tar heel”, a common nickname for North Carolinians, came from? For centuries North Carolina residents collected tar from trees, and then they’d be covered in the messy substance: hence the name. The tar, however, came from a very special type of tree known […]

Longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) cones, multiple, brown - Davie, Florida, USA

What Does Proforestation Look Like?

Proforestation is a natural climate solution that protects middle- and older-aged forests and allows them to grow. Here are some easy actions to take.

A person stands looking upwards at a forest undergoing proforestation

A Beacon of Hope for South Carolina

The Pee Dee Indian Tribe and Dogwood Alliance have partnered to bring a beacon of hope to South Carolina. Together, we set forth on a pilot project that will advance a regenerative economy; based on ecological restoration, community protection, equitable partnerships, justice, and a full and fair participatory process. Our shared vision is a solution […]

Proforestation: Nature’s Climate Solution

On May 14th, I was invited to speak at a conference hosted by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) entitled: “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 […]