Salvage Helps

Salvage logging, clean-up, and replanting forests after wildfires helps to restore habitat for native wildlife.

After a forest fire, trees are not completely burned. The trees that are left still have value, even though they are dead. The dead trees, often left standing in the forest, can be logged and sold to pay for the costs of replanting the forest. If the trees are not cut down and removed, they eventually rot and fall down. These standing burned trees are dangerous to wildlife, firefighters, and recreational users of the forest. We should encourage salvage logging of burned-over lands in order to protect public safety and raise money to replant the forest.