Groups Release New Plan to Protect Wetlands Across the South

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 3rd, 12:01am EST Groups across the US South launch multi-state plan to conserve,restore, and improve wetland forests Wetland Forest Initiative unveils a 5-year roadmap that aims to make wetland forest conservation an urgent national, regional, and local priority   Asheville, NC – Today, the Wetland Forest Initiative, a unique coalition of […]

Forests and The Clean Water Act

Wetland forests in the US are our communities’ best protection from the worst impacts of climate change like increased flooding, drought, and degradation of our water quality. But the Trump Administration wants to eliminate protections for wetland forests, streams, and other wetland areas. Under this new proposed rule, many wetland forests like floodplain forests and […]

Real vs. Fake Forests

Co-authored with Dr. Dominick DellaSala What makes a forest a forest? This simple question becomes much more complicated, depending on who you ask. Thankfully, Dr. Dominick DellaSala, President and Chief Scientist of the Geos Institute, helps us explore this question and settle the debate in a chapter on “Fake” vs “Real” forests that will be […]

I’m Lucia, The Wetland Wanderer

I’m Lucia Ibarra, the Wetland Wanderer! I’ve been traveling all across the South visiting wetland forests. By visiting, exploring, and understanding the many values of wetlands, I hope to shine a spotlight on this incredibly misunderstood national treasure. I’ve been so lucky to encounter incredible plants and critters and to meet some amazing people who […]

Meet the Wetland Wanderer

Our wetlands are one of the best safeguards against natural disasters. They help us cope with extreme weather events. They ensure communities are resilient and can bounce back from disasters. They provide millions of people with clean drinking water. This World Wetlands Day, we’re excited to share the premiere of our Wetland Wanderer video series! […]