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  • Wetland forests are the filters of our natural world.
    Wetland forests are the filters of our natural world.
    Maria Whitehead
  • Wetland forests provide many ecosystem services like water filtration and carbon storage.
    Wetland forests provide many ecosystem services like water filtration and carbon storage.
    Mac Stone
  • Wetland forests provide safe passage for many threatened and non-threatened birds.
    Wetland forests provide safe passage for many threatened and non-threatened birds.
    Heather Clarkson
  • Southern wetland forests are home to hundreds of endemic species, found nowhere else on earth.
    Southern wetland forests are home to hundreds of endemic species, found nowhere else on earth.
    Mac Stone
  • Wetland forests provide many recreation opportunities, including fishing, hunting, and boating.
    Wetland forests provide many recreation opportunities, including fishing, hunting, and boating.
    Maria Whitehead

Platform For Our Work

Wetland forest conservation and restoration must be recognized as an urgent national, regional, and local priority. 

As the Wetland Forest Initiative, our mission is to conserve, restore, and improve Southern wetland forests to strengthen our communities through:

  • Elevating wetland forests as a national conservation priority
  • Identifying opportunities for restoration and conservation
  • Working with landowners and others to implement sound management practices on working lands
  • Supporting increased incentives and funding to expand the range of wetland forests
  • Working with local communities, to increase resilience, diversify economic opportunities and enhance quality of life
  • Recognizing and engage with historically underrepresented citizens and communities
  • Engaging and educate citizens about the benefits of wetland forests in their communities
  • Collaborating with communities, landowners, resource managers, scientists, government agencies, and industries

 

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