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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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Clean water to drink and clean air to breathe; healthy lakes, rivers and forests; sources of energy that don’t pollute and never run out — all this should be the heritage we leave to future generations.

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Exploring for berries and mushrooms, listening for birdsong, and rinsing my hands in cold clear forest streams are experiences I can only get in ancient forests, where logging and most other human development aren't evident. Chandra LeGue, Oregon Wild
Grassroots climate groups like mine, 350 Eugene, understand that forest defense is climate defense, and we're fierce. Patty Hine, 350 Eugene
“As we are increasingly confronted with the twin threats of climate change and the biodiversity crisis, defending mature and old-growth forests is more important than ever. These trees provide critical habitat for wildlife, keep water clean and cold, are resilient to wildfire, and are at the core of cultural values.” Jeremy Austin, Central Oregon LandWatch