Help stop lawsuit abuse that blocks fighting wildfires

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Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities

America’s national forests need our help. Our public lands are burning at an alarming rate and need forest management to reduce the risks of devastating wildfire, insect infestations and disease.

In 2020 alone, over 4.9 million acres burned on U.S. Forest Service-protected lands. That’s nearly the size of Delaware and Connecticut, combined.

To protect our communities, wildlife habitat, recreation, clean air and water, the federal government must allow its professional land managers to do their jobs.

Help is on the way. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed a new rule that will limit frivolous lawsuits that seek to block projects designed to reduce the risks to our forests.

Please take a minute to click here and register an official comment in support of this proposed rule. Please comment by February 11, 2021.

What does this new rule do? It provides relief from harmful anti-forestry lawsuits that have blocked efforts to thin overstocked forests and reduce fuels that are contributing to these devastating fires.

This solution is bipartisan. It reflects efforts by both Democratic and Republican administrations and members of the U.S. Congress to resolve lawsuits over duplicative interagency consultation procedures that have prevented work from being done on public lands.

Let’s allow our land managers to do their jobs and take action for healthier forests. Please join us in supporting this solution from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by registering an official comment. Click here to send your comment by February 11. Your help will make a difference.