Biodiversity in Your Backyard: Carnivorous Plants

You may have heard about carnivorous plants like the Venus flytrap. Let’s admit it, that alien look they have: it’s fascinating and a bit spooky! Perfect for the Halloween season, but luckily only insects need to beware! Carnivorous plants get most of their nutrients from the insects they consume. That’s why they sometimes grow in […]

carnivorous plants: roundleaf sundew

Ghost Forests: A Tangible Sign of the Climate Crisis

What is a Ghost Forest? The climate crisis is killing coastal forests at an alarming rate and leaving watery graves behind. We’re in a race against time. As the climate warms, sea levels are rising. Storms, droughts, flooding, and fires are growing in frequency and intensity. One of the clearest indicators that we’re in trouble […]

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 […]