We need your help to secure the future for California’s giant sequoia forests. Wildfires in the last two years have killed as much as 20% of the largest, oldest giant sequoia, a historically unprecedented loss fueled by decades of fire suppression that allowed for the unnatural buildup of highly flammable undergrowth.
Please ask the Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, who oversees the U.S. Forest Service, for immediate action to protect giant sequoia groves from the types of severe wildfires that threaten the future of these natural treasures. Your voice will make a tremendous difference.
Among the measures that the Forest Service could take are the increased use of prescribed (low-severity) burns and manual removal of undergrowth to restore natural conditions.
Please send your message to Sec. Vilsack today asking the U.S. Forest Service to begin immediate measures to protect the giant sequoia.