America’s mature and old-growth forests — natural climate solutions that remove and absorb large amounts of carbon from the atmosphere — could win stronger protections if enough people weigh in to urge federal agencies to act. Please urge the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to issue a rule protecting climate forests.
The agencies are focused on a variety of threats to these forests, including from fire, but is not yet prioritizing logging as a significant threat. We need to keep the pressure on, and build broad support for a strong, long-lasting national rule that protects mature and old-growth trees across federal lands from logging.
Unfortunately, mature forests and trees on federal lands are threatened by numerous proposed and ongoing logging projects, in spite of the executive order to conserve them.