The State of the Sierra Nevada's Forests

The State of the Sierra Nevada's Forests
There is a growing understanding that many Sierra Nevada forests are not healthy and that overgrown forests are susceptible to disease and intense wildfire. There is likewise broad consensus that science-based ecological restoration of our Sierra Nevada forests must be dramatically increased in order stem the tide of large, uncharacteristic wildfires. These wildfires threaten the very lifeblood of California - the forested watersheds of the Sierra Nevada.
Failure to understand the urgency of the situation in the Sierra Nevada will have devastating impacts on California's environment and economy. The potential for more megafires like the Rim Fire is high and the trend of larger, more intense fires is clear, with the current drought and ongoing temperature increases making the situation all the more urgent.
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Originator Name
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
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Sierra Nevada Conservancy, 11521 Blocker Dr., Ste. 205, Auburn, CA 95603
Drought, Forest, Sierra Nevada, Watershed, Wildfire
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