Help Stop Global Warming. Protect our forests.
For now, and for the generations after us.
Wendell State Forest Alliance was formed to protect, through non-violent means, the health, diversity, and various ecosystems of the Commonwealth's state forests. The Alliance recognizes the urgent need to protect Earth and all her inhabitants from the disastrous effects of climate change. Safeguarding forests is the easiest and least expensive method of carbon sequestration. Our aim is to keep Wendell State Forest and all state forests intact. We insist -- as citizen owners of our state forests -- that we have a full voice in all decisions which regulate their care. The Alliance is committed to climate justice and to organizing and training activists in non-violent direct action and civil disobedience.
Support H. 897 and 853
Our Massachusetts forests are critical in mitigating the climate crisis, preserving native wildlife and habitats, safeguarding soils, providing clean air and water, and offering public recreation. Archaic Massachusetts laws require that much of our public land be commercially logged, and logging our forests harms these values. Protecting our forests from cutting enhances these values. Keeping our forests standing would allow them to absorb and store carbon at an increasing rate for centuries to come. This would complement the state’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Now is the time to revisit our public forest policies to ensure the greatest possible benefit for this and future generations.
Two important bills — Bill H. 897 and Bill H. 853 — have been submitted in the Massachusetts Legislature that will help the climate crisis.
H.897 is a forest protection bill. It will help mitigate the climate crisis by optimizing carbon sequestering in our state forests.
H.853 will eliminate subsidies for biomass burning for heating which is worse for the climate crisis than burning fossil fuels.
H.879 had a hearing on September 14, 2019. Dozens of people testified, saying the bill would give protection to our land similar to our National Parks, optimize carbon sequestering to help mitigate climate change, best protect our native biodiversity, and provide important public health benefits.
MORE INFORMATION: https://www.savemassforests.com/
Donations made through our umbrella non-profit organization, the
Traprock Center for Peace and Justice, are tax-deductible.
Make your check out to Traprock Center for Peace and Justice and
specify Wendell State Forest Alliance in the memo line. Mail it to:
Traprock Center for Peace and Justice
P. O. Box 1201
Greenfield, MA 01302