Save Our Southern Forests

SOSDeep in the swamplands of the Southeast, a mother black bear accompanies her year-old cubs to dig up dinner out of a hollow bald cypress. This beautiful creature and her family rely on the bottomland hardwood forests for sustenance and survival.

But while the black bear calls these Southeastern bottomland hardwood forests home, the biomass industry only sees profit. This destructive industry has put the black bear’s habitat in danger, and she along with her fellow wildlife need your help.

Today, GRN is partnering with Dogwood Alliance and many others in a National Day of Action to save our southern forests. Our forests aren’t fuel - take action now to protect these precious forests.

What the biomass industry calls “waste,” black bears and other creatures call “home.” Our hardwood forests are being clear-cut, processed into wood pellets and then shipped to Europe to be burned for electricity.

In addition, forests of the Southeast provide our communities with clean air to breathe, water to drink and natural protection from flooding and hurricanes.

We know that our forests aren’t fuel, and that’s why we are helping to send 50,000 SOS messages to EU policymakers to Save Our Southern forests. Join us – send your message now.

Raleigh Hoke is GRN's Campaign Director.