A clean-energy future will require more than just spending money.
Engaging and diminishing the risk will require changes in how we govern and manage our forests.
If the delays stemming from litigation can be reduced, the Forest Service can more easily do its job, stewarding resources we all use and enjoy.
The best way to seriously reduce the human, economic, and environmental devastation is to unleash private partners to perform needed forest restoration.
By reducing regulation and increasing market and partnership opportunities, policymakers have the opportunity to promote restoration for healthy forests that provide public conservation benefits while reducing the risk of megafires.
Efforts like the 30 by 30 initiative have the best chance of delivering the kind of conservation America needs when the government engages with the private sector as an equal partner.