Take action right now!
Tell the U.S. Forest Service to prioritize increased carbon storage and climate resiliency in National Forests through better management standards
On April 20, the U.S. Forest Service announced an “Advanced Notice of Public Rulemaking” asking the public to answer the question: Given that climate change is impacting national forests, how should the Forest Service adapt its current policies to protect, conserve, and manage the national forests for climate resilience, and provide for ecological integrity and social and economic sustainability over time?
It’s so great that they’re asking that question, and you get to answer it! Until July 20th, you can tell the U.S. Forest Service how best to change management standards and priorities to increase carbon storage and climate resiliency in National Forests.
It is beyond time for all levels of government to treat the climate crisis like the emergency it is. I am heartened by Multnomah County’s bold action last week to hold Big Oil accountable for their role in creating the climate crisis. Now, governments need to recognize that Big Timber has also massively profited off clearcutting one of Oregon’s best defenses against climate chaos, and act quickly to protect and restore our forests.
For the forests,
Brenna Bell, 350PDX Forest Defense Manager