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 […]

Georgia is Leading the Way to Stand4Forests

In early 2019, GA State Senator Lester Jackson introduced the Stand4Forests resolution, SR108.
It’s been co-sponsored by at least 6 other State Senators and when the 2019-2020 legislative session begins again, we could see SR 108 going to a vote! That means that now – this year – is the time to call on all of our GA Senators to become forest champions. 2020 could be the year that Georgia becomes the first state to officially Stand4Forests.

The US Must Cut Emissions Not Forests

In the last two years across the US, extreme weather linked to climate change has left thousands dead and cost tens of billions of dollars, disproportionately impacting the elderly, children, the poor, and people of color. By all scientific accounts, it’s going to get worse. How much worse depends entirely on the rate and extent […]

Swamps Get a Bad Rap

We’re tired of hearing folks in DC say, “Drain the swamps,” because swamps are actually really, really valuable. Our Southern wetland forests are worth $500 BILLION. While you can’t put a price tag on healthy families or the way you feel when you’re in a wetland forest, things like water filtration, tourism, protection from extreme […]

The Forest Products Industry’s Destructive Climate Legacy

Southern forests are a crucial component in protecting our communities from the worst impacts of climate change and ensuring a safer world for future generations. Our forests protect coastal communities from storm surges and rising sea levels; they limit the intensity of flooding and are the best way to store and sequester carbon, limiting the […]

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