A National Crisis: Lack of Forest Management Resulting in Destructive Wildfires and Global Degradation – A Call to Action

23 September 2020

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Executive Summary

We are facing a wildfire crisis: up to 90 million acres of our national forestlands are at high-risk to large, destructive wildfires. Why? Because for three decades, we have significantly underfunded forest management work that could restore the health and resiliency of our landscapes and help prevent large, intense wildfires. By shifting money from sustainable forest
management actions to fire suppression, today’s forests have become overgrown and act like tinderboxes. These tinderboxes cause larger, hotter, faster burning blazes that destroy everything in their path — requiring billions of dollars each year to put out. It’s a vicious cycle, and it’s time
we end it.

How do we break the cycle?

We must demand an aggressive commitment – A Call to Action — from lawmakers to legislate and properly fund forest health management work. By restoring the health of our landscapes, we break the cycle and help reduce the horrific destruction that these wildfires level against public
health, infrastructure, and natural resources.

What can you do today?

Read and sign this Petition. We cannot wait. The 2020 fire season is far from over and already 7 million acres have burned.

Call your Members of Congress and advocate for healthy, resilient forests. Through legislation, funding and the optimization of our wildfire suppression strategies, we can dramatically decrease the threat of large, destructive wildfires.

Use the following links to find contact information for lawmakers in your state:
▪ Senators: https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
▪ Representatives: https://www.house.gov/representatives
▪ Governors: https://www.usa.gov/state-governor

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