A Beacon of Hope for South Carolina

The Pee Dee Indian Tribe and Dogwood Alliance have partnered to bring a beacon of hope to South Carolina. Together, we set forth on a pilot project that will advance a regenerative economy; based on ecological restoration, community protection, equitable partnerships, justice, and a full and fair participatory process. Our shared vision is a solution […]

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 […]

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BIG VICTORY for Southern Forests

Just yesterday, the Dutch government came together to reject future subsidies for biomass. This is a big win for Southern forests and communities. This is nothing short of historic in the Netherlands. It sets an important precedent that will send shockwaves through the biomass industry. In the Netherlands, public and political debate over biomass has […]

Biden, Forest Protection, & Environmental Justice in the South

On January 27th President Biden signed a series of Executive Orders on Climate Change. One was an Executive Order to protect 30% of US lands by 2030. Another was on Environmental Justice, directing all federal agencies to invest in “low income and communities of color”. This includes Black, Indigenous, and Latinx communities that have borne the brunt of […]

Industrial Logging and the Wood Pellet Industry Hurt Us All

For most of us, especially folks living in the South, we see industrial air and water pollution expanding. We feel the negative health, environmental sustainability, and economic impacts across the region and beyond. Unfortunately, most policy makers haven’t gotten the memo. Why else would we continue to see the expansion of polluting, extractive industries like […]