A broad cultural movement happening throughout the Central Sierra mountains of California and Nevada
Western US forests are in ecological collapse. Wildfire is sweeping through at unprecedented and increasing scale and intensity while native bark beetles destroy entire stands. Climate change is only making things worse. The good news is that the problem was largely created by our short-sighted management policies, so we can fix it. But we are running out of time: we need to act soon, and at scale, to preserve our forests and our water supply.
The massive fires started on previously logged forest land in 1910. 100+ years proves that we will not, and cannot solve this problem through business-as-usual. In fact, things will continue to get worse. We need changes in all forms of social action.
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.Confucius
The combined challenge of climate change awareness, forest fire education and cultural adaptation is central to the future of all inhabitants in the western United States.
Scientists, land managers, politicians, artists, business…none of us can solve our wildfire problem in isolation. We need everyone’s eyes on this. Our goal is to transform our culture’s relationship to forests and fire.
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.Helen Keller