PROTECT THE CLIMATE
We work to protect mature and old-growth trees and forests from logging across America's public lands as a cornerstone of U.S. climate policy.
Billion metric tons of carbon stored in U.S. federal forests. Federal forest protections are critical to safeguarding communities from the future impacts of climate change.
Million metric tons of carbon sequestered from the atmosphere by federal forestlands. There is no other technology that can match forests for carbon removal at this scale.
Forest carbon is stored in forest ecosystem pools vs. harvested wood products. This is why it's important to protect these critical carbon reservoirs.
We are calling on the Biden Administration to enact a strong, lasting rule across federal public lands that protects mature and old-growth trees and forests from logging, allowing the recovery of old-growth forests that have been lost. These forests are essential to removing climate pollution and storing carbon, safeguarding wildlife, and providing clean drinking water for our communities.
July 20, 2023
More than 530,000 people from across the country call on the US Forest Service to adopt a new national rule that would protect mature and old-growth trees and forests on federal public lands from logging.
April 17, 2023
The Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management release an inventory of mature and old-growth trees on federal lands and request public input on how the agencies could adopt policies to better manage these forests.
April 22, 2022
President Biden takes executive action to inventory and conserve mature and old-growth forests on federal lands.
November 2, 2021
President Biden announces new plan to conserve global forests at COP26.
June 11, 2021
The Biden Administration commits to protecting 9 million acres of Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska and ending commercial old-growth logging.
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IN THE NEWS...
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