• Allow Counties to remove brush and hazardous trees using programs like the good neighbor contracts.
• Refund the shaded fuel break projects that allow fire breaks to be built before the fires come.
• Fund and clean up hazardous fuels left in the wake of catastrophic wildfires
• Accelerate pro-active management activities that protect communities and other resource values at risk.
• Use social media to promote the use of thinning to maintain forest health.
• Work across land ownership boundaries and cooperation between agencies and the public to meet our common objectives for fuels management and forest restoration.
• Support groups like Healthy Forests and Healthy Communities. http://healthyforests.org/ and The Sierra Nevada Conservancy.
• Explore ways to use removed material and increase the lack of capacity for removed material.
• Encourage research that looks at the whole watershed and treats human life as a part of that system. Such as Win Win Ecology and share concept papers like Wildfire risk as a socioecological pathology. https://www.amazon.com/Win-Win-Ecology-Species-Survive-Enterprise/dp/0195156048 Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
• Teach and promote more prescribed fire around communities.
Remember it is your forest and your watershed and your water. n
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