The Santa Fe Conservation Alternative

The Santa Fe Conservation Alternative (SFCA) was developed in the spring of 2019 by WildEarth Guardians, Sierra Club, and Defenders of Wildlife. It was submitted to the Forest Service as a less environmentally impactful alternative to the widespread and intensive tree cutting and prescribed burning proposed for our local area Santa Fe National Forest. It accomplishes fire protection from the home outward through fire-wise practices, public fire education, improved forest law enforcement, and a limited, light-handed and site-specific approach out in the forest, emphasizing genuine restoration.

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