Swamps Get a Bad Rap

We’re tired of hearing folks in DC say, “Drain the swamps,” because swamps are actually really, really valuable. Our Southern wetland forests are worth $500 BILLION. While you can’t put a price tag on healthy families or the way you feel when you’re in a wetland forest, things like water filtration, tourism, protection from extreme […]

A Big Step for Wetland Forests

On World Wetlands Day 2017, Dogwood Alliance stepped forward to enrich the wetland conservation movement. On this date, Dogwood Alliance launched the Wetland Forest Initiative (WFI). WFI is a broad and diverse coalition of partners and organizations across the South that joined together with a simple mission: To conserve, restore, and improve Southern wetland forests […]

Standing for Justice First

Why I’m Going on Tour with Reverend Leo Woodberry Every once in a while you meet someone who has a profound influence on your life — a person who helps you see things differently and inspires you to take on new challenges. Last year, I was fortunate enough to meet Reverend Leo Woodberry at the […]

What are Southern wetland forests worth?

You can’t put a price tag on clean air and water, protection from storms and flooding, or the way you feel when you’re in a wetland forest. But we knew that there was a real dollar value to all the services our forests provide, so we started digging. We considered things like water filtration, tourism, […]

Press Release: Priceless, Yet Under Threat

Priceless, Yet Under Threat New Report Quantifies the Values that Wetland Forests Provide the Communities of the Southern US Asheville, North Carolina – On World Wetlands Day, a new report from Dogwood Alliance, “Treasures of the South: The True Value of Wetland Forests,” highlights and places values on the important services that forested wetlands provide […]