Stop the Destruction of California's Majestic Forests

Two million acres of beloved California forests -- from the central Sierra Nevada to the Coastal Redwoods -- are being rapidly clearcut. Clearcutting is a destructive form of logging that pollutes our water with muddy runoff and toxic herbicides and destroys natural forests and the wildlife they shelter.

Forests are the lungs of the earth and protect against climate change. California's forests provide 75% of the water supply to cities like Los Angeles and Oakland. These forests also sustain thousands of jobs in the recreation, boating, fishing, hunting, and sustainable logging industries -- but not if they are clearcut.

Tell Governor Brown to protect California's forests -- the source of our clean water, fresh air, economic vitality, and home to amazing wildlife. 

Dear Governor Brown,

Please outlaw clearcutting in the state of California. Two million acres of beloved California forests -- from the central Sierra Nevada to the Coastal Redwoods -- are being rapidly clearcut. Clearcutting is a destructive form of logging that pollutes our water with muddy runoff and toxic herbicides and destroys natural forests and the wildlife they shelter.


Forests are the lungs of the earth and protect against climate change. California's forests provide 75% of the water supply to cities like Los Angeles and Oakland. These forests also sustain thousands of jobs in the recreation, boating, fishing, hunting, and sustainable logging industries -- but not if they are clearcut. 35,000 jobs in the salmon industry have already been lost.

Clearcutting worsens climate change as it releases more carbon into the atmosphere than other types of logging. Further, clearcutting exacerbates the three most likely effects of climate change on state forests: lessened snowpack and early run-off, an increase in the number and severity of wildfires, and an increase in forest infestations. Deteriorating natural assets, such as polluted streams or marred scenery, reduce property values, drive away new businesses, and undermine the quality of life for current residents.

Please put an end to clearcutting today!

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