Dogwood Alliance Welcomes New Campaign Organizer, Rita Frost

Dogwood Alliance is pleased to announce Rita Frost as our new Campaign Organizer! Rita believes in getting our country to a place where we respect all natural areas, like we respect national parks and that working with forest conservation is one of the frontline fights that we can do to face not only the problems of climate change, but also to get wilderness back into the ethos of American citizens.

New Video Exposes the Impact of Wood Pellet Industry on Rural NC Community

Communities across the Southern US are no stranger to extractive industries that threaten their health and quality of life. A new video, “Selling out Sampson County” by Dogwood Alliance investigates the impact that the latest threat, wood pellet manufacturing, has on the rural South and inspires people around the region to organize to stop this growing threat.

Pillage and Plunder in the Deep South Part 2

This is Part 2 of a 2 part series exploring the impact that the wood pellet industry is having on the rural communities of the Gulf coast. Part 1 looked at the wood pellet industry in Mississippi and the destructive impact it has on the forests and the rural local economy…

Enviva Green Circle in Cottondale, FL

Pillage and Plunder in the Deep South Part 1

This is Part 1 of a 2 part series exploring the impact that the wood pellet industry is having on the rural communities of the Gulf coast. Part 2 will look at the wood pellet industry in the Florida panhandle and more deeply explore the economics of the industry…

My SOS Tour Internship and Betina

Intern Guest Post by Julianna Martinez This summer, I hoped to learn how a nonprofit organization helps bridge the gap between the input of local people and that of elected officials. I was eager to understand what role nonprofits played in influencing policy at both local and global levels. As the “Our Forests Aren’t Fuel” […]