The Environment Committee has three major tasks: 1) building awareness of climate change, air and water quality and plastic pollution; 2) being active on issues like pipeline construction and reversal of environmental regulations; and 3) advancing alternative energy solutions and sustainable consumption practices. 

Issue Coordinator:

Jan. 6 seminar:

Old Growth Forests and Carbon Uptake

The Rockbridge Area Conservation Council (RACC) is sponsoring a Zoom seminar by Dr. Joan Maloof on “Recent Scientific Evidence Linking Old-Growth Forests with Carbon Uptake,” Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m.  


Register at the RACC website: 
www.rockbridgeconservation.org to receive the link.


We know that old-growth forests are important for many reasons: they harbor maximum biodiversity, they clean our water, and they are places of beauty and inspiration.  


More recently we have come to discover how important they are for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.  


In this talk Dr. Maloof will discuss the recent scientific findings linking preserved forests with carbon uptake.  


She will also discuss her efforts to save the few old-growth forests that remain, though the Old-Growth Forest Network, an organization she founded in 2012.


Dr. Joan Maloof is a professor emerita at Salisbury University. She is the author of four books about forests: Teaching the Trees; Among the Ancients; Nature’s Temples; and The Living Forest.  


Maloof is the founder and director of the Old-Growth Forest Network, the only national organization specifically working to save our oldest forests.


Please contact RACC at 463-2330 or racc@rockbridge.net if you have questions.