Scientists say old-growth forests are essential tools in the fight against climate change. Harvesting them releases greenhouse gasses, worsening the impact of climate change.

Mature trees on Brushy Mountain in Nantahala National Forest in August. Photo: Jack Igelman / Wmforo

This four-part series focuses on the Southside Project, a recent initiative by the U.S. Forest Service, to make the national forest more resilient and sustainableThe series was made possible through the support of readers like you. You can support nonpartisan in-depth and investigative journalism in North Carolina from our nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member today.

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