About Us

We represent people who have found common ground on forest-related solutions to climate change.

Founded in 2007, we are united by four core beliefs.


Climate change is real, and forests must be part of our nation's response.

Keeping forests as forests is the foundation to all forest-climate solutions. More than 30 million acres of U.S. forests are projected to be lost to development.

Forests can do even more to slow climate change if we provide the right science and financial incentives to help private forest owners and public land managers plant and re-plant forests, and manage with an eye to carbon.

Protecting forests from climate change is equally as important as trapping more carbon in forests. Many forest resources could be lost to the stresses of climate change, and cutting edge-science has showed that U.S. forests will lose their capacity to store carbon, and release lots of carbon already stored, if we don't help forests adapt.

— FCWG Steering Committee —

FCWG Executive Director

Bill Whitacre

National Alliance of Forest Owners

Kate Gatto

Environmental Defense Fund

Eric Holst

American Forests

Becky Turner

Society of American Foresters

Danielle Watson

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