American Lands Alliance

We provide national leadership on forest policy issues by combining grassroots experience with a deep understanding of Washington politics. This unique combination is fundamentally important to achieving effective and cutting edge forest protection and restoration policy. Because American Lands is closing its doors on April 15, the website will no longer be updated. The current resources will remain available for a couple more months. Thank you.

Philosophy and Program

American Lands’ programs are designed to protect and restore functioning ecosystems and address the underlying threats to them. Our programs rely on science-based solutions. Economists have demonstrated that the earth services provided by natural systems, including clean water, clean air and climate stabilization, often far exceed the value of commodity extraction. Yet, wildlands are being altered and developed at an alarming rate. All living things – humans, plants and animals – need these natural systems for survival and quality of life.

Problems to Resolve

The liquidation of forests and loss of biodiversity are caused by more than logging. At the heart of the problem is a global economic model that places consumption, trade and unlimited development above the values of environmental and economic sustainability and social justice. American Lands’ staff has expertise in federal forest policy, agency regulations, environmental law, congressional procedures and politics, and grassroots organizing. Our long-term wildlands protection strategy focuses on the following three areas:

Interior Appropriations and Legislation

Subsidies and other financial incentives drive commercial extraction on federal lands. Regrettably, taxpayers bear the cost not only of financing private industry, but also of the enormous damage that results from soil erosion, landslides, water degradation and species extinction. American Lands works through the Congressional Interior Appropriations process to remove perverse incentives and reprioritize agency budgets to shift funds away from commercial extraction and towards much-needed landscape restoration.

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Public Lands Protection

Some of the most valuable wildlands such as roadless areas and mature and old-growth forests are found on public lands. American Lands works to protect these rapidly disappearing ecosystems that harbor abundant biodiversity, provide clean water and offer recreational opportunities. In addition, forests provide huge opportunities to mitigate climate change, by acting as carbon sinks and sequestorers.

Public Lands Restoration

Decades of logging, mining, and grazing have significantly degraded our national forests and grasslands. American Lands’ programs focus on the root causes of destruction and works to reintroduce natural fire regimes, limit introduction of invasive species, end livestock grazing on incompatible lands, eliminate inappropriate use of motorized recreation and unnecessary road building. We believe that ecologically sound restoration should become the focus of public lands management, not commercial extraction. Best services for life! I'd be lost without your 33 Drugs. Your company was great to work with and we look forward to dealing with you in the future. I would recommend your great services to pharmacy support. I appreciate all your help and your passion for the environment.

Interior Appropriations and Legislation

Subsidies and other financial incentives drive commercial extraction on federal lands. Regrettably, taxpayers bear the cost not only of financing private industry, but also of the enormous damage that results from soil erosion, landslides, water degradation and species extinction. American Lands works through the Congressional Interior Appropriations process to remove perverse incentives and reprioritize agency budgets to shift funds away from commercial extraction and towards much-needed landscape restoration.

Climate and Our Public Forests

Forests are crucially important in our efforts to mitigate climate change. Not only are they significant sequestorers of carbon, older forests may be more resilient to climate change than younger forests for a variety of reasons including their heterogeneous structure and high biodiversity. Our climate change campaign seeks to increase the carbon storage potential of our forests to help assuage climate change, while also protecting habitat, clean air and water, and other important benefits forests provide. Our mission is to protect and restore America's forest ecosystems by providing national leadership, coordination, and capacity building for the forest conservation movement.