What is Tree Hugger Santa Fe?
Tree Hugger Santa Fe is a group of people living in harmony with the forest in the unique, determined landscape of the desert highlands of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
We’re deeply concerned about the USDA Forest Service and the Greater Santa Fe Fireshed Coalition’s proposal titled “The Santa Fe Mountains Landscape Resiliency Project” which proposed to mitigate wildfire in the Santa Fe National Forest by extreme thinning and burning.
We realize the recent California fires were devastating and frightening…
…but, we’re not about to let fear convince us to support reactionary tactics without the foundation of science, ecological mindfulness, and a respect for all of the natural world.
We’re here to talk about how interconnected humans are with trees.
We’re providing information about the deforestation in and around Santa Fe.
We stand together to insist that the Forest Service conduct an EIS before implementing the Santa Fe Mountains Resiliency Project.
Because we know saving the trees is the same as saving ourselves. Who else is going to make oxygen?
We understand our responsibility in living where wildfire is not a question, but, an eventual reality.
We understand how no manmade path of clearing trees will go as far to protect our homes as taking the appropriate precautions to fireproof our residential areas.
We know wildfire is a natural part of how the forests regenerate so long as we allow those natural processes to take place.
We are staring reality in the face – climate change has no chance for reversal without tremendous changes. Removing our life-giving, carbon-eating trees is no way to survive what is happening to the planet.
We have come together to insist the Santa Fe Forest Service conduct an EIS before removing 90% of our forest as proposed in the Santa Fe Mountain Landscape Resiliency Project.
We believe we need every tree we’ve got!