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LET TREES
GROW
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.

America's Threatened Climate Forests

The greatest immediate threat to mature and old-growth forests and trees on federal lands is logging. This report spotlights federal forest-management practices that are liquidating mature and old-growth forests and trees every day. 

17.2

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.

35

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.

>95%

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.

January 27,
2021

President Biden takes executive action to tackle the climate crisis at home and abroad.

April 22,
2021

United States includes forest protections as part of its Nationally Determined Contribution.

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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.

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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