Tell the Forest Service to create strong protections for our mature forests and trees
We need forests to fight the climate crisis. But mature and old-growth forests on federal lands and trees are threatened by on-going logging.
When mature trees are cut down and processed, much of their stored carbon is rapidly released – and recapturing carbon through forest regrowth takes decades or even centuries. But climate change is upon us now – we don’t have time to regrow forests.
After the Biden administration listened to activists like you to protect mature forests, the Forest Service is now accepting public comments on a range of conservation issues, including mature forest and tree protection. To build upon our momentum and align with President Biden’s executive order recognizing the importance of mature forests in the fight against climate change, we must ensure mature forests and trees are protected from logging.
Tell the Forest Service to fulfill the promise of President Biden’s executive order by creating strong, permanent protections for mature forests and trees on federal lands.