Urge President Biden to create strong, lasting regulatory protections for mature forests!
Forests are natural climate solutions – especially our country’s mature and old-growth forests and trees. But mature forests on federal lands are threatened by on-going logging.
These vital forests fight the climate crisis by storing and absorbing large amounts of carbon, in addition to providing the public with clean drinking water, habitat for imperiled wildlife, and world-class recreational opportunities.
When these mature trees are cut down and processed, much of their stored carbon is rapidly released - and recapturing it through forest regrowth takes decades or even centuries. But climate change is upon us now – we don’t have time to regrow forests.
Last year, President Biden thankfully issued an executive order recognizing the importance of mature and old-growth forests in the fight against climate change. It was a welcome move, and urgent follow-up action is needed to ensure these climate-critical forests are meaningfully protected from logging.
Tell the Biden administration to realize the promise of their executive order by creating strong, lasting regulatory protections for mature forests on federal lands.