What stands in our way?
We all want Sonoma County to be safe from devastating wildfires. Climate change has often been cited as a major cause of these fires, and the recent droughts and record-breaking summer and fall temperatures have certainly made conditions a lot worse. But climate change alone has not caused the problem.
There are steps we can take to protect ourselves from a future blighted by out-of-control blazes that destroy lives and property and bring misery to the people of Sonoma County. What are the missing pieces that stand in the way of a better future?
1. Wider public understanding and support
2. Buy-in from private landowners
3. Leadership from elected officials with adequate and ongoing funding