In March 2016, investigators from Dogwood Alliance identified and linked clearcuts in North Carolina coastal wetland forests directly to the wood pellet industry. The following slides detail their account of the implications of this destructive logging operation and how this evidence was gathered in the Roanoke River Basin.
Southern Wetland Forests: A Vanishing Treasure
Beautiful coastal forest wetlands like this one in the Roanoke River Basin in North Carolina are important habitat to plants and animals, protect our communities from storm surge and the worst effects of climate change, and supply clean drinking water to hundreds of thousands of citizens. Wetland forests like this one are also being logged to make wood pellets that are shipped over to Europe to be burned for electricity.