Our Public Comment on Proposed Wood Pellet Plant in Lumberton, NC

I am writing to urge this Administration to deny any expansion of the wood pellet industry in North Carolina and to immediately address the environmental justice implications of this proposed facility. I urge the Administration to address the impacts this facility would have on the climate, on North Carolina forests, on biodiversity, and on the […]

Does clean energy mean clearcutting bottomland hardwood forests?

Major News Series Exposes the Biomass Controversy

2020 kicked off with important, major coverage of the wood pellet industry in two major North Carolina papers, the Raleigh News & Observer and the Durham Herald Sun. On the heels of our campaign victory achieved in the NC Clean Energy Plan in November, this is another significant break-through on biomass in North Carolina. These […]

Stories Happen in Forests: Grow & Forage

We’re excited to share with you the final Stories Happen in Forests video for this year: Grow & Forage! Meet Indy Srinath, the manager for the Southside Community Garden in Asheville, NC. She’s not only a gardener, but she’s an educator and a forager, too. Indy is passionate about honoring the sacrifices of those who […]

Craft Brewers Support Forest Protection

On Thursday, August 15, Catawba Brewing, with four locations in NC and Palmetto Brewing in Charleston, SC,  launched month-long $1 per pint fundraisers to benefit Dogwood Alliance’s work protecting the forests and people of the South. To drink beer and protect forests, try their small batch American Light Lager! American Light Lager is a small […]