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 […]

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 […]

A Thousand-Foot View of Industrial Logging

Dogwood Alliance Campaigns Director Rita Frost and I recently went on a flight with SouthWings volunteer pilot, Stu Bailey, to conclude our latest ground investigation of a particularly devastating wetland clearcut in Eastern North Carolina. Every year, Dogwood Alliance conducts investigations on the sourcing practices of the wood pellet industry led by Enviva. We expose […]

Gearing Up For a Big Fight in Mississippi

The US South is home to some of the most beautiful and important forests in the world. They provide us with clean air and water, protect us from storms and flooding, and are homes to unique plants and animals. Our forests are a special part of our cultural heritage. But our Southern forests are also […]