Send Your Comments to Oppose New Trump Proposal to End Public Notification Regarding Planning for Public Lands
“The U.S. Forest Service is proposing sweeping policy changes that would eliminate public involvement and environmental review for most national forest decisions, including logging projects, road construction, and even pipelines. Please take a moment to tell the Forest Service that your voice is important to public land decisions.”
Comments on the proposal are due by August 26, 2019.
Directions on how to comment here.
Our forests deserve a full Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Santa Fe Mountains Landscape Resiliency Project.
Why: A project of this size and scope will not only affect the 50,000 acres designated to be cut and burned but also the wildlife that call it home, the greater Santa Fe area and the 107,000 acres designed on this project.
What: An EIS is part of the NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) and is the most extensive evaluation of alternatives that protect roadless areas, wildlife populations, soil, water, and the ecological integrity of the forest using the best available science.
SIGN THIS PETITION to request an EIS.
PLEASE call or write and request the Santa Fe National Forest halt all tree clearing projects in the Greater Santa Fe Fireshed until an EIS has been completed with the public fully informed and involved in the process.
James Melonas, Forest Supervisor, Santa Fe National Forest firstname.lastname@example.org, (505) 438-5300
SPREAD THE WORD!
Few people in Santa Fe really know about the deforestation efforts in and around our city.
Everyone is in favor of fire safety (we are, too!) but, very few are in favor of removing up to 90% of trees (in the project areas) and burning those removed using chemicals that can harm humans, animals and our drinking water.
One of the first, most important things you can do to save the trees in Santa Fe is to talk about it!
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