Wetlands & Interconnection

In honor of Wetlands month, we wanted to explore the beauty and value wetland forests provide… What happens when research scientists and organizations like Dogwood Alliance start doing outreach about wetlands? They find information that connects intact wetlands with natural disaster reduction, water quality, justice, and enjoyment of the outdoors. Wetlands, and especially wetland forests, […]

What are Southern wetland forests worth?

You can’t put a price tag on clean air and water, protection from storms and flooding, or the way you feel when you’re in a wetland forest. But we knew that there was a real dollar value to all the services our forests provide, so we started digging. We considered things like water filtration, tourism, […]

NC Forests are Under Assault. Governor Cooper Should Help

This op-ed originally appeared in The Charlotte Observer.   Authors: Norman L. Christensen, Ph.D. & William H. Schlesinger, Ph.D. *** Today we joined over 100 scientists to send a letter to Governor Roy Cooper, urging him to address the threats posed by the wood pellet industry and to protect North Carolina’s forests. These threats include emissions of […]

Stories Happen in Forests

Our standing forests are awe-inspiring, critical for our well-being and survival, and hold an untold number of tales. To honor our forests and the impact they have on all people’s lives, Dogwood Alliance hosted “Stories Happen in Forests” at Motorco in Durham to a standing room only crowd. Eight amazing storytellers shared their inspiring stories […]

Stop Exporting Southern Forests

Dogwood Alliance wants to set the record straight about what Southerners affected by the biomass industry actually think about the increased capacity for sending our forests away to be burned.