Press Release: Blazing a New Trail for Forests and the Carbon Market

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 24, 2017 Blazing a New Trail for Forests and the Carbon Market Unique Collaboration of Companies, Landowners, and Conservation Organizations Report on Lessons Learned from Ten Years of Working to Improve Forest Management and Conserve Forests in the Southern United States Utilizing the Carbon Market Asheville, North Carolina – Ten years […]

A Smokescreen for Forest Destruction

Co-written by Adam Macon and Sasha Stashwick Standing forests are a critical tool in the fight against climate change. Cutting trees down to use as fuel in energy production–known as biomass energy or bioenergy–is one of the most counterproductive things we can do if our goal is clean air and a livable planet. Despite this […]

Media Release – The Great American Stand: US Forests and the Climate Emergency

Internationally renowned climate scientist, Dr. Bill Moomaw teamed up with our Executive Director to produce a new report that defines key climate solutions connected to forest protection and documents how logging across the US, the world’s largest wood producing and consuming country, is threatening the climate and exacerbating the impacts of natural disasters…

Crosspost: Bioenergy in Europe Threatens North American Wetland Forests

On October 15, 2015, our colleagues at NRDC released a report detailing the potential destructive impact that the wood pellet industry poses to precious bottomland hardwood forests in the Southern US. The following is a blog written by report author Debbie Hammel, outlining the report and concerns along with policy recommendations.