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Trouble in Paradise – Insurance costs soar

Nearly 6 years ago, on November 8, 2018, a faulty electrical transmission line sparked the Camp Fire in Butte County. The fire quickly spread, consuming 95% of the towns of Paradise and Concow, claiming the lives of 85 people, injuring several others and destroying over 18,000 structures. Since that fateful time, California has continued to see massive, uncontrollable wildfires, consuming over …

California’s Watershed Healing – restoring California’s vulnerable forests

Produced by The Chronicles Group, “California’s Watershed Healing” is a documentary that presents the threat of climate change, wildfires, and more. The 56-minute documentary further establishes the reality of current conditions of the forest and also presents viable solutions that can be implemented to benefit forest health. Restoring Forests: The film emphasizes the benefits of restoring forests to healthier densities. …

Harnessing Nature’s Power: The Benefits of Biomass Energy Generation in Rural Areas

In an era where environmental sustainability is paramount, exploring alternative energy sources becomes imperative. One such promising avenue is biomass energy generation, particularly in rural areas where forests and agricultural residues can be harnessed to produce clean and renewable energy. There are many advantages to biomass electricity generation: Utilizing Forest Slash: Biomass energy generation offers a unique solution to the …

Reforming the Endangered Species Act: A Pragmatic Approach for Forest Management

Endangered Species Act creating a barrier to progress

The Sierra National Forest along with Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are jewels of the American wilderness, attracting millions of visitors each year with their stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife, and unparalleled beauty. However, the management of these cherished lands has been mired in a complex web of regulations and legal battles, often driven by well-intentioned but misguided efforts …

CSFM goes Radio!

It’s critical that we expand our audience! As we look to build greater outreach and education around forest management. We are running a short radio announcement across various radio stations where wildfires are frequent. If you haven’t already heard this – you can listen to the announcement here.

How does CSFM look to use funds?

We are a non-partisan 501(C)4 group of concerned citizens fighting for pragmatic forest management. While acknowledging the science of climate change, we believe that government policies and laws must change now to allow more effective forest management. A well-managed forest not only sequesters carbon but provides a positive habitat for several species. Our current campaign is directed at calling attention …

The forest thinning debate

Forest thinning

Recently there has been a series of articles in local newspapers on the topic of forest thinning. CSFM has been very much involved in this debate. This started with a report in the Fresno Bee, in an editorial page by Tad Weber. This was reported in a scientific paper from the University of California. Too extreme? Why UC researchers propose …

Afterburn – The Creek Fire Documentary

Afterburn

This impactful documentary, produced by Jeff and Jill Aiello of Fresno, CA for PBS looks into the possible causes of the massive 2020 Creek Fire that burned 379,895 acres of Sierra National Forest and Private land. This in-depth documentary includes interviews with the first responders, United States Forest Service and Cal Fire personnel that were on the front lines as …