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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.
President Biden takes executive action to tackle the climate crisis at home and abroad.
United States includes forest protections as part of its Nationally Determined Contribution.
The Biden Administration commits to protecting 9 million acres of Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska and ending commercial old-growth logging.
November 2, 2021
President Biden announces new plan to conserve global forests at COP26.
April 22, 2022
President Biden takes executive action to inventory and conserve mature and old-growth forests on federal lands.
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IN THE NEWS...
Washington Post (June 15th, 2022)
A timber sale in Oregon tests Biden’s pledge to protect older trees
Washington Post (April 21st, 2022)
Biden to issue Earth Day order to safeguard old-growth forests
Time (March 21st, 2022)
Conserving Forests Is the Fastest, Most Effective Way to Stabilize Our Climate
Washington Post (February 15th, 2022)