The large wildfires we’ve been experiencing across the West—which risk the lives of residents and firefighters and threaten homes—are the result of high temperatures and drought made worse by climate change (coinciding with high winds). And the two most important actions we can take in response are to:
- Make homes “Firewise.”
- Preserve our carbon-storing forests.
Appallingly, Congress continues to siphon our taxpayer dollars that could fund “Firewise” programs to instead CUT DOWN our public forests under the phony guise of “wildfire risk reduction” to the tune of over $3.3 billion.
A number of studies show that logging forests cannot prevent the large fires that threaten our communities (again, primarily the byproduct of hot temperatures, dry conditions, and high winds). To the contrary, logging can actually dry out forests by opening stands to sunlight and wind, and even spread flames faster.
Yet right now, tens of millions of acres of your public lands are on the chopping block under this fraudulent scheme that endangers our homes and lives.
Please CLICK HERE to contact your Congressional delegation with our letter demanding that they stop wasting your taxes on logging our living climate buffers–our National Forests and Bureau of Land Management lands–and instead put every dollar into making our communities Firewise.