Director of People & Culture

For more than 25 years, Dogwood Alliance has worked to preserve forests in 14 states
across the Southeastern United States. Through advocacy, joining with partner
organizations, and community education and activism, Dogwood has conserved millions
of acres of forest lands. As founder and Executive Director Danna Smith says, the work
“comes from a place of love for people and our planet, ” which means advocating for the
people in the communities where deforestation occurs. Dogwood Alliance focuses on
four areas of impact: Forests & Climate, fighting Wood Pellet Biomass, promoting
Community Solutions, and Environmental & Social Justice. In what often seems like a
David and Goliath battle, Dogwood has gone up against organizations like Staples, the
EU Parliament, and McDonald’s.

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