Iconic national forests in America are being devastated by drought, pests, disease and wildfire. Climate change super charges all of this.
The Reforestation Act of 2019 would bring damaged areas in these forests back to life by providing the U.S. Forest Service with the tools and resources its foresters need to plant an additional 300 million trees annually over the next 10 years.
More forests mean an additional 1,191 jobs per year, particularly for people living in rural communities near national forests. It means clean drinking water for more than 60 million people in the United States. And it means less carbon dioxide in the air—the equivalent of taking more than 50 million cars off the road by 2030.
Please ask your Senators to cosponsor the Reforestation Act of 2019.