The forest revolution is happening -- come join us on Tuesday!

Dear forest friends,

Be a part of the forest revolution — a peaceful but powerful transformation in how we care for our forests, our communities, and our health! Commissioners Anna Hansen and Anna Hamilton are co-sponsoring a Santa Fe Board of County Commissioners resolution to urge the Forest Service to complete an Environmental Impact Statement for the Santa Fe Mountains Project, and to request a new risk, costs and benefits assessment of USFS fuels treatments on the Santa Fe National Forest. This resolution requests that the risk to New Mexico health, water supplies and economies be evaluated, and that there be a public assessment of alternative treatments under accelerating climate change.

Finally, some political leaders are truly taking a stand, for our forest! We have worked a long time for this. Come participate in history being made, come to the County Commission meeting on Tuesday and speak up for our forest. It looks like there are enough potential votes to pass this resolution, but please come support it and help it to pass unanimously. This resolution can be a model of a new approach of caring for, instead of managing, forests across the west. And of caring for the well-being of communities, and public health.

We hope other elected representatives -- federal, state and city -- will be inspired by Commissioners Hansen and Hamiltons' bold actions to protect both our forests and us, and will join in.

The meeting is this Tuesday, July 12 at 2 PM at the County Building, 102 Grant Avenue, second floor. Members of the public can attend either in person wearing a mask, or virtually. However, due to an increase in Covid, County Commissioners prefer that the public attend virtually. To get into the meeting virtually, click here. The resolution is the first major agenda item, after opening business and approval of meeting minutes. If you want to be able to speak at the meeting virtually, preregister here.

Hope to see many of you there!

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