Home Healthy forests are essential to the well-being of people and wildlife. Clearcutting harms forest health by removing large swaths of trees at one time... ...leaving bare land and replacing natural forests with even-aged "timber plantations." Clearcutting increases soil erosion and destabilizes carbon in the soil... ...and harms the quality of our drinking water. Increases in CO2 emissions from clearcutting accelerate the impacts of climate change. Clearcutting destroys habitat for native plants and wildlife. Clearcutting and resulting "plantation" forests contribute to the intensity and impact of forest fires... ...making it harder for forests to recover. Forests can be harvested sustainably without clearcutting. Isn't it time we stop clearcutting in California? Please join us to save our forests, water and climate.