Forest Scientist, Dominick DellaSala, wrote to the Santa Fe New Mexican to warn the community about the deforestation planning in our city.
“Unfortunately, coexistence with fire is not on the minds of the U.S. Forest Service, which is poised to open some 94 miles of primitive roads in the Santa Fe National Forest to clear trees from thousands of acres of pine and spruce-fir forests in the name of fire risk reduction. Experience from fire-prone communities around the West and a growing consensus among scientists is teaching us that there are better ways to balance community fire safety with the inevitability of a wildfire (“Cut and burn our forest? Please provide comment,” My View, July 7).”
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