Tell President Biden to protect our mature and old-growth forests for Earth Day
Dear President Biden,
We urge you to follow through on your executive order and create a strong, lasting rule that protects mature and old-growth forests on federal public lands from logging.
Protecting and recovering these natural climate solutions would be a key piece of U.S. climate policy and an enduring legacy of your administration.
Safeguarding carbon-rich forests on federal lands is a cost-effective and timely climate solution. Mature trees store and continue to absorb large amounts of carbon, provide clean drinking water, and serve as habitat for imperiled wildlife. Larger, older trees are also more fire resistant, and the rule would allow for necessary efforts to address the risk of fire.