Oktoberforest Action

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Land & Water Conservation

Your beer needs healthy forests!

Beer is 95% water, and more than half of that water comes from America’s forests.

But there is trouble brewing in our forests. Megafires and pests are decimating our forests, threatening our water supply and our communities. In fact, the U.S. Forest Service says an area the size of Colorado is desperately in need of restoration.

That's why we need you to tell Congress to fix fire funding, which will allow the U.S. Forest Service to better protect our forests, and the clean, filtered water they provide. Congress could act to include this in an upcoming disaster relief bill, so we need your help now.

Protect our forests—please contact Congress now!

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Fix the wildfire funding problem

Dear TNC

As wildfires grow hotter and larger, Congress must lead the way to preserve our national parks and forests, along with our homes, from disaster.
 
That's why I am asking you to support a comprehensive wildfire funding fix like the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act (H.R. 2862 and S. 1842) or section 102 of S. 1571 in the Senate. These proposals are supported by broad, bipartisan organizations, including conservation, timber, tribal, recreation, sportsmen and employer groups.
 
A comprehensive fire fix would change how the federal government budgets for wildfire suppression, bringing the process in line with the way other disasters are funded. A comprehensive solution includes: 1) addressing the continued erosion of agency budgets that results from increasing suppression costs; 2) accessing disaster funding for extraordinarily costly fires; and 3) significantly reducing the need to "borrow" from non-suppression budget accounts and programs. 
 
You have an opportunity to act now by including this solution in an upcoming disaster relief package. I'm asking you to support that effort.

Protecting American homes, lands, and wildlife from catastrophic fires grows more important with every passing fire season. Please fix the wildfire funding problem before the next major fire strikes!

Sincerely,