Letter to editor: mismanaged forests

Though I was tentatively optimistic about Sen. Dylan Roberts’ guest column last week, it quickly turned to irritation. How the party has grown so callous towards actual science is mind-boggling. 

While Sen. Roberts brags about improving wildfire response, he, as well as the entirety of the Democratic National Committee, are ignoring the work of Dr. Allan Savory, and his Savory Institute, which is located in Boulder. 

One might think Congressional Rep. Joe Neguse would reach out to a subject matter expert, but apparently today’s environmentalists have decided they know 100% of the solutions (all of which keep them in power) and there’s no need for further exploration.

I stumbled across Dr. Savory’s Ted Talk several years ago, anyone living on the threshold of civilization and wilderness instantly understands Savory’s approach will work. 

In 2001, on his way out of office, President Bill Clinton, a man who likely never managed a lawn, much less millions of acres of federal lands, signed a policy directive to protect forestland, preventing road building and logging of federal lands, apparently expecting the Lorax to do the heavy lifting.

How wonderful it is to live on the Continental Divide, surrounded by dangerous wilderness mismanaged by the same party telling us they know how to fix the problem. They applaud a Scandinavian teenager for chastising previous generations, while ignoring Boylan Slat, a young Dutch man responsible for removing several tens of thousands of kilograms of plastic out of the Pacific Ocean every month.

In the meantime, the fire dangers are worsening and improving due to absolutely nothing suggested by Denver and Washington D.C. Start listening to the Dr. Savorys and Slats of the world. They’re doing. Roberts, McCluskie and Neguse are just talking to stay in office.

Seth Stern
Granby resident

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