Better forest funding priority needed | SummitDaily.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Better forest funding priority needed

Udi Lazimy - American Lands Alliance, Boulder

Summit County National Forests, and indeed, most Colorado National Forests deserve increased insect infestation mitigation assistance from Congress, but not at the expense of our most important environmental regulations and forest protections.

The “Healthy Forest Restoration Act,” that is being considered by the U.S. Senate would gut the National Environmental Protection Act and would not provide sufficient funding for wildfire and insect infestation protection around communities.

Studies have shown that insect infestations are, in fact, worst immediately surrounding communities. Funding should be prioritized to create defensible spaces in the community protection zone where outbreaks pose immediate risks to communities.



Residents of Summit County should be vocal that funding be prioritized for the area within a half mile of their homes.

Udi Lazimy



American Lands Alliance

Boulder


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

As a Summit Daily News reader, you make our work possible.

Now more than ever, your financial support is critical to help us keep our communities informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having on our residents and businesses. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference.

Your donation will be used exclusively to support quality, local journalism.

 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User