Sustainability is one of the more popular buzz words today. Our
communities must be sustainable. Our lifestyle must be
No doubt we all realize that allowing our overgrown forests
the wildlife in them to be incinerated by unnatural Wildfires is
not sustainable. Massive efforts by fire fighters on the Sequoia
Piute Fire cost of
$23,647,000 while 37,026 acres have been burned,
according to a
In 2013 in just one week the two fires called the Shirley Complex encompassing only 794 acres cost almost $2 milliion dollars to contain.
Is bankrupting ourselves sustainable?
Let’s all consider most of our Forests are ripe for unnatural
Wildfires like the Piute Fire. It is high time the public demand
our forests be actively managed to reduce fuel loads. Yes that
will mean many trees will need to be cut down to thin the forest
to natural density and a vocal minority abhor the idea of logging.
We are seeing the results of their misguided lawsuits blocking
forest management and it is destroying our forests, wildlife & air
quality, while bankrupting us.
There was a time not too long ago when timber receipts paid
for recreation facilities, as well as promoting forest health,
supplying a renewable resource, providing jobs & paying taxes.
Now that special interests have virtually eliminated logging, we
are told we must “Pay to Play” in forests that look more like
Please contact Congressman McCarthy’s office at 661 327-3611
and ask him to help us stop the destruction of our forests by
supporting active forest management to make them sustainable.
THE NEED FOR ACTIVE MANAGEMENT-
Piute Wildfire field trip proves Forests
Success Story- See how
the trees survived in areas which had been actively managed in
the Piute Fire in the Sequoia National Forest
|Preservation efforts by
Extreme Environmental groups are "killing forests &
wildlife across America"
Dr. Bonnicksen describes the poor
condition of our local Sequoia Forest & the lawsuits by
extremists in every forest obstructing common sense
thinning which would promote forest health
If you care about our
Forests you should see the video Trees Are The Answer by Dr. Patrick Moore
Overgrown Forests Provide Opportunity for Terrorism
Now that Extreme Environmental Groups have succeeded in eliminating most logging on public lands we have huge areas of overgrown diseased and dying forests. This huge fuel load is a Forest destroying disaster waiting to happen. That would be bad enough but it turns out Terrorists bent on crippling the US appear to be setting these overgrown forests on fire in California and other places. http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=SFHM0rd9cX8
|Victory for Forest
Health in Sequoia Monument
investigators recently concluded the Forest Service
acted properly in felling hazardous trees in the Giant
Sequoia National Monument, bringing to a quiet end a
probe loudly sought by congressional Democrats based on
complaints filed by Save America’s Forests & local group
Costs may top $2 billion for 2007 Southern
California fires, fueled by ill conceived lawsuits -
The following statement from Cal
Poly will hopefully remove any doubts regarding the need for
active Forest management to save our forests from death by
While state regulations are intended to
protect California’s forestlands, an unintended consequence of
overbearing regulatory expenses will be an eventual degradation
of forest health in many of California’s forestlands. The
absence of active forest management caused by overbearing
regulatory expenses, coupled with a continued absence of fire on
the landscape, will and has led to overstocked, unhealthy stands
in many forest types in California. These unhealthy stands then
facilitate insect and disease epidemics while also contributing
to a higher risk of catastrophic wildfire.
Cal Poly paper also finds
California Forests to have the most stringent regulations
in the world.
One wonders why anyone would want to prohibit renewable resource
harvesting using the strictest regulations & best practices in
the world. The alternative is to get timber from other areas,
where there are often no regulations & poor logging practices.
Below are a number of very informative articles on Wildfire &
Playing with Fire- Have they
burned your Forest yet?
American Forests-The Great Lie-
We are wasting our Forest, but is not due to logging. We are
ruining our natural wealth with political indifference &
Senate Hearing on Wildfire 2007-
Expert testimony by Dr. John Helms Professor Emeritus of
Forestry University of California, Berkeley, on the need to
thin forests to preserve Forest Health as well as reduce CO2 gas
Need for active Forest Management-
Montana Senator Aubyn Curtiss 2008
"It was calculated that it would take 1040 new
cars driving 1250 miles an average for one month of driving) to
equal a one acre fire".
Today's Choices, Tommorow's Forests-
Dr Piirto Ph.D. head of department of forestry Cal Poly, speaks
out in favor of active management
Professional Forester's Point of View- District
Ranger Speaks Out in Favor of Active Forest Management
Restoration or Incineration- To
log or not to log
Burn Baby Burn
NATIONAL FIRE DATA
Interagency Fire Statistics-Based
on Agency records at the current annual rate of wildfires all
our Forests may be incinerated in as little as 19 years