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Stop Massive Clearcutting Near Yosemite and Create Rim Fire National Monument
Add your name to the growing list of people urging President Obama to protect the greater Yosemite ecosystem from post-fire salvage logging. In a warming world, we must act to foster a healthy regeneration of fire-affected forests and unroaded areas, protect endangered species susceptible to climate change and logging, and maintain the scenic resources of the region around Yosemite National Park for future generations.
Signing this petition sends an email to President Obama, Chief of the U.S. Forest Service Tom Tidwell, Regional Forester for Region 5 Randy Moore and Forest Supervisor for the Stanislaus National Forest Susan Skalski.
This petition unites the voices of Americans who ask President Obama to save this beautiful and unique area of California's Sierra Nevada by creating the Rim Fire National Monument and demand the Forest Service halt the plan to clearcut the area now.
SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS: Wild Heritage Planners; Tar Sands Action Southern California; Orange County Friends of Harbors Beaches and Parks; Burbank Green Alliance; Our Forests; YExplore Yosemite Adventures; Samantha Chirillo, coordinator, Anti-Biomass Incineration Campaign/Energy Justice Network, U.S.A., Food Empowerment Project, Wild Nature Institute
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Talk is cheap, says the acting executive secretary of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, who begged governments around the world to make sure that 2020 is not another year of conferences and empty promises, but instead is the year to take decisive action to stop the mass extinction of wildlife and the destruction of habitat-sustaining ecosystems, as The Guardian reported.