To the U.S. House of Representatives,
I urge you to keep our oldest forests off the chopping block. Please vote ‘no’ on the Promoting Effective Forest Management Act of 2023, which would direct the Forest Service to focus logging activity on “mature forests.”
These forests are crucial for a number of ecological, environmental and biodiversity reasons. They even help us combat climate change, as mature and old-growth forests hold enormous amounts of carbon, safely stored in trunks, branches and soil.
We need our mature and old-growth forests to stay standing for generations to come, but this legislation threatens to level towering giants and destroy many of our nation’s oldest trees. Don’t let them cut down our oldest forests.