Arkansas Loses a Forest Champion

In Memoriam of Luis “Doc” Contreras On Jun 25, 2021, Arkansas, Southern forests, and the planet lost one of their true heroes. Luis “Doc” Contreras was a climate champion, a creative campaigner, a spirited activist, and a lover of humanity and every dog he ever met. He passed away in Eureka Springs, Arkansas at the […]

25th Anniversary Contest Winner: Tulsi Bell

We held a 25th Anniversary contest seeking a design from an awesome youth artist in celebration of forests! We welcomed ages 8-11 to submit. We’re excited to announce that we have a winner, and her name is Tulsi Bell! We encouraged participants to incorporate our anniversary celebration tagline: “Right Place. Right Time.” That’s because we […]

A Critical Update in the Fight for Okefenokee Swamp

One of the first acts by former President Trump after he was newly elected was to issue an executive order to roll back protections afforded by the Clean Water Act of 1972. Seemingly overnight, the incredibly complex question of what constitutes the waters of the US (WOTUS) became the jurisdiction of Georgia’s modest Environmental Protection […]

What Does Proforestation Look Like?

Proforestation is a natural climate solution that protects middle- and older-aged forests and allows them to grow. Here are some easy actions to take.

A person stands looking upwards at a forest undergoing proforestation

It’s Time to Hold the Forestry Industry Accountable

The United States is home to some of the world’s most diverse forests. In the Southern U.S., our coastal plain is a global biodiversity hotspot. It’s a place where you can find yourself under towering tupelo giants or kayaking among cypress elders. The mature natural stands across the coastal plain of the South are areas […]

Lush green forest with older trees