Keeping our forests healthy, whole and wild.
The trees that make up our forests are some of the oldest living things on earth, many of them older than America itself. These forests provide crucial habitat for thousands of species. They provide limitless opportunities for recreation, exploration and wonder. What’s more, our forests absorb and store carbon dioxide, which makes them crucial allies in our race against climate change. Together we can protect our forests from road building, logging, development and other threats.
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Letters to the president: Protect our forests
A Kentucky forest champion makes the case for protecting habitat.
Logging mature and old trees threatens U.S. climate goals
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Thursday signed a memorandum to clarify the U.S. Forest Service’s direction on climate policy. The memo, "Climate Resilience and Carbon Stewardship of America's National Forests and Grasslands," follows a recent White House executive order highlighting the importance of conserving mature and old-growth forests on federal lands as a climate solution. The memo, which lays out “actions to restore forests, improve resilience, and address the climate crisis”, falls short in meeting the ambition outlined in President Joe Biden’s order on old forests and trees. Secretary Vilsack acknowledges the role that older trees play in absorbing and storing carbon and supporting biodiversity. But he fails to outline a plan for his agency to protect mature and old-growth forests and trees from commercial logging.
21,622 Americans call on The Home Depot to protect our forests
The Home Depot has the opportunity to protect our climate, biodiversity and people. Consumers urge the company to step up.
Trees are falling in the forests. Do corporations hear them?
Nearly 70 percent of Costco’s voting shareholders said “yes” to a proposal calling on the retailer to set climate targets.
Take the pledge: protect our forests
Join consumers in pledging to shift the marketplace towards forest-friendly products.