Aug 09, 2018
State and federal scientists have studied the decline of our forests to death. They’ve developed comprehensive recommendations for urgent actions that are needed to confront this threat.
To date, however, officials with the authority to act, from the president and governor to Congress to the Legislature, have not committed to the needed bold, comprehensive actions. With Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins proclaiming wildfires are the Legislature’s top priority, the next four weeks offer the opportunity to launch the overdue era of forest health restoration. A robust state-led partnership with the federal and local governments, as well as private sector and community-based collaboratives is effort is essential. We know what works best to restore forest health and resiliency. At this point, the problem is more political- finding the will to act boldly, such as redirecting the hundreds of millions in high-speed rail, which whose impact on greenhouse gas is a fraction of one megafire, into forest health restoration.
Families Protecting the Valley11409 Road 261/2, Madera, CA 93637
John Broeske,E-Mail JohnPhone: 559-286-7795