Forever-wild conservation is among the most cost-efficient and immediate actions we can take to confront rapid climate chaos and biodiversity collapse.
Recent studies confirm the incredible ability of old, wild forests to absorb carbon. Scientists have reported the importance of allowing forests to mature—a conservation strategy called Proforestation—that when applied to specific places in a complementary manner with surrounding managed woodlands, proves to be an effective and scalable natural climate solution. These forests are better at storing carbon than any technology, and aren’t powered by fossil fuels! (As Northeast Wilderness Trust Advisor and 350.org founder, Bill McKibben says, “Also, they’re beautiful.”)
Unmanaged forests offer additional benefits: preventing extinction, allowing life to evolve alongside a changing climate, and connecting wildlife corridors for far-ranging species.
The window is narrowing, and together we must act quickly. Every forest Northeast Wilderness Trust protects as wilderness today will become an old-growth forest of tomorrow.
The Business Alliance program offers businesses a way to make a difference for nature: saving wild places for future generations.