The Forest Carbon Coalition is a network of scientific, conservation, and environmental justice allies working together to protect US forests from harmful logging practices that are driving climate change and restore one of the world’s most vital carbon sinks to its natural capacity.

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Our goals: towards a US Forest Carbon Agenda for 2020 and beyond

Forests are one of the key solutions to the climate crisis. If humanity has any chance of keeping climate change below the 1.5-degree Celsius target agreed to in the Paris Climate Accords federal, state, and private forestland owners across the US must take action to protect all remaining high density carbon stocks, reduce emissions from logging and wood products and begin the process of restoring nature’s forest carbon cycle to degraded lands through climate smart forest practices. READ MORE.

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Who we are and how we work

The Forest Carbon Coalition (FCC) is a growing network of scientific, conservation and environmental justice organizations who work at the international, national, state and local levels. Our network includes organizations in fourteen cities and six states. We are working in Congress and in statehouses across the nation on legislative solutions and also work to educate the public and decision makers by synthesizing and disseminating supporting science. We are developing a comprehensive forest carbon agenda to guide policy and are monitoring and responding to threats to forest ecosystems. READ MORE ABOUT OUR COALITION AND WHAT WE DO.

What we’re tracking now

What we’re tracking now


Logging is Not A Solution to Wildfires or Climate Change

Logging is Not A Solution to Wildfires or Climate Change

Reprinted from The Hill, 9/23/20, by John Talberth. The bodies are still being counted. The land is still burning. Yet Big Timber is wasting no time greasing the wheels in Congress for another round of profiteering from the staggering community losses in the West. In a recent op-ed published on ...

115 Scientists Say Leave Big Trees Alone

115 Scientists Say Leave Big Trees Alone

On October 13th Forest Carbon Coalition partner Wild Heritage (Berkeley, CA)  submitted a letter from 115 scientists to the USDA Forest Service urging the agency to retain protections for large old trees in eastern Oregon and Washington for their wide range of ecological and climate benefits including carbon storage and ...

Oregon Department of Forestry Fails to Step Up to their Climate Responsibility

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Conservation groups and community members are sounding the alarm in response to the Oregon Department of Forestry’s woefully inadequate plan to meaningfully address climate change as they are required to do under Governor Brown’s Executive Order EO 20-04. In March 2020, Oregon Governor Brown issued EO 20-04 to prevent the ...

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Keep informed about one of humanity’s best shots at mitigating climate change and leaving a stable climate for future generations. If you are part of an organization who wants to join our coalition or an individual wanting to keep up to speed on the latest developments on forests and climate change, please sign up here.