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Voices for our forests

Old growth forests, untouched for centuries by logging and development, are crucial habitat for thousands of species. The longer the trees grow, the more time the full forest ecosystem has to develop, providing homes for birds who need tall trees, for critters who need undergrowth and everyone in between.

What’s more, older trees absorb and store more carbon dioxide than younger trees, helping us to fight climate change.

Our remaining old growth forests, and the mature forests that will grow into old growth if they remain untouched, are threatened by road-building and industrial logging. Every section of mature or old growth forest that is logged or has a road built through it will take centuries to recover.

The good news is that we are making progress toward convincing the Biden administration to take strong action to protect our mature and old growth trees and forests

But, it will take people from across the United States coming together toward this common goal. We’re highlighting a range of voices who share our goal of protecting our mature and old-growth trees and forests for future generations. We hope you’ll be inspired to join us

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