Letters to the Editor

September 11, 2013

Letters from our readers

The Rim fire has been a traumatic and catastrophic event for residents, fish and wildlife in the region. To date, the fire is over 250,000 acres and still burning. Almost the entire fire has been within the Tuolumne River watershed, which provides drinking water to millions of Californians, irrigation water to hundreds of thousands of acres, and important habitat for many species, including the great gray owl, northern goshawk and American marten. The value of these lands is incalculable and the loss of its forests a tragedy.

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