Preserve Our Forests

For the sake of our climate, wildlife and our communities we must protect our remaining forests from logging, development and other threats.

Brandywine Creek with sunlight beams through trees in Cuyahoga National Park Ohio
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Our planet needs tall trees. Thriving old growth forests, untouched for centuries by logging and development, are crucial habitat for thousands of species. The longer a tree grows, the more time forest ecosystems have to develop, providing homes for birds who need tall trees, for critters who need undergrowth and every species in between. What’s more, older trees absorb and store more carbon dioxide than younger trees, helping us to fight climate change.

Our remaining wild forests are threatened by road-building and industrial logging. Just a few years ago, the Trump administration rolled back protection on 9.2 million acres of roadless areas in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, our country’s largest national forest. Every section of mature or old growth forest that is logged or has a road built through it will take centuries to recover. We are facing a biodiversity crisis and a climate crisis. We should not be destroying habitat and some of our most valuable natural carbon sinks.

Take action today to help protect our national forests and keep our ancient trees standing tall.

Tell The Home Depot: Preserve the boreal forest
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Wildlife & wild places

Tell The Home Depot: Preserve the boreal forest

The Canadian boreal forest is the largest remaining primary forest on the planet. It stores 300 billion tons of carbon, provides habitat for threatened boreal caribou, billions of birds and a multitude of other species.

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Team
Steve
Blackledge

Steve
Blackledge

Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign, Environment America

Ellen
Montgomery

Ellen
Montgomery

Director, Public Lands Campaign, Environment America