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Write a letter to the editor or an op ed to your local newspaper — like these ones by Once a Forest members. 

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SIGN OUR PETITION TO ELECTED OFFICIALS FOR AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (EIS) BEFORE MORE CUTTING & BURNING

 

We want an environmental impact statement (EIS) completed for the Santa Fe Mountain Landscape Resiliency Project. The Forest Service intends to cut most of the trees on 21,000 acres (33 square miles), and to burn repeatedly 43,000 acres (67 square miles) within the project area from Tesuque to Glorieta. Based on past projects, we expect with a high degree of certainty that over 90% of the trees would be removed in thinned areas. An EIS must be done for this project before the Forest Service resumes the cutting and burning. An EIS is required if the project will cause significant impact on the human environment. Obviously, cutting and burning 67 square miles will cause significant impact. 

Few people in Santa Fe are aware of the scope of this deforestation. We ask our representatives to request a PAUSE for the project to reconsider what the Forest Service is doing, according to the best available science under accelerating climate change for our forest, our health, and our future.

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STATEMENT

We LOVE Santa Fe! The Santa Fe National Forest is the beautiful backdrop of this historic, charming, southwestern town. If you had an opera set design for Santa Fe, what would it be without the trees in the forest? We people and the animals and the birds are the figures on the stage. The real power of Santa Fe is in the green mountains that hold the natural beauty and give us our clean air, our water, and our spirit.

Therefore we request a PAUSE for a public hearing on this project.

Write a letter to the editor or an op ed to your local newspaper — like these ones by Once a Forest members. 

These reach thousands of readers and live on, on the web. 

Writing

 

A comprehensive environmental impact statement MUST be completed prior to any tree cutting & burning on forested public lands above Santa Fe.

TELL CONGRESS DIRECTLY:

Two Dried Leaves

Rep Teresa Leger Fernandez, 202-225-6190 

WASHINGTON DC OFFICE

1432 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC  20515

Gov.  Michelle Lujan Grisham, 505-466-2200

SANTA FE OFFICE

490 Old Santa Fe Trail Room 400
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Speaker of the House, Brian Egolf, 505-986-4782

SANTA FE OFFICE

490 Old Santa Fe Trail Room 104
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Sen Ben Ray Lujan, 202-224-6621

WASHINGTON DC OFFICE

Dirksen Senate Office Building
Suite B40C  
Washington, DC 20510

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