Alexis Bernal writes in The Hill that saving the giant sequoia isn’t just about climate change.
- While climate change is contributing to a longer and drier wildfire season, failed government policies are making the problem worse.
- Instead of adopting a hands on, active forest management gameplan, governments out west have taken a hands off approach which has created forest floors with greater fuel load.
- In order to address this problem, governments should reduce barriers that limit conservation efforts, empower private property owners, and adopt a more hands on approach to forest management.
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