Counties on Fire is a grassroots initiative that seeks to show Americans the economic and environmental costs of rampant wildfires and to advance support for evidence-based forest policies.
The American West is burning. Whether started by nature or started by man, forest fires grow more destructive each year. A decrease in harvest and salvage, combined with an increase in urban density has given us forests that are heaps of fuel ready to ignite.
There is a simple solution to the problem. Return stewardship of the forests to the communities around them. Return our country to the Four Principles upon which the Forest Service was founded. In this way we can achieve a harmonious existence with our greatest natural resource. We can give future generations the gift of clean air, a vibrant economy and a sustainable supply of fuel, building materials, and wildlife habitat.