250 Scientists Concerned about Post-fire Logging

250 Scientists Concerned about Post-fire Logging

November 4, 2013, Source: Yuba.net

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The scientists raised concerns that currently proposed legislation (HR1526, which passed in the House in September, and HR3188, now before the House) would seriously undermine the ecological integrity of forest ecosystems, setting back their ability to regenerate after wildfires.

 The letter also pointed to the numerous ecosystem benefits from wildfires and how post-fire landscapes are as rich in plants and wildlife as old-growth ecosystems.

Full text of the scientists' letter to Congress

Open Letter to Members of Congress from 250 Scientists Concerned about Post-fire Logging October 30, 2013