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Molly Pitts is Rocky Mountain States Director for Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities, and is the SE Colorado SAF Chapter Chair. She originally wrote this article for The Timber Line, the publication of Colorado-Wyoming Society of American Foresters.

A bipartisan group of federal lawmakers have introduced legislation to address the so-called "Cottonwood" case, which is bringing desperately-needed forest projects to a halt.  If it's not fixed, the decision will threaten jobs, recreation and a variety of forest activities.  

We are pleased to support the Northern Blue Mountains Coalition. This is an effort to increase the pace and scale of restoration and acres treated on the Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests to reduce the threat of uncharacteristic wildfire, increase habitat and forage and support economically vibrant communities. 

Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities

We are a grassroots coalition created to support Congressional action on a comprehensive and permanent solution to restore the health of our rural communities and federal forest lands. 

We support a lasting solution that assures active, sustainable forest management, stable revenue sharing for local governments, healthier forests, and more jobs in our rural, forested communities.  

For far too long our elected officials in Washington, DC have avoided finding real solutions to the challenges facing our forests and local communities.  

With your help, we can make a difference to restore the health of our rural communities and forests.  Join our coalition, and urge Congress to pass a solution for our federal forests and rural communities today.