In April 2013 the Marin chapter submitted comments on the California State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection Vegetation Treatment Program Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Report. The Chapter criticized the report for taking a one-size-fits-all approach to fire management that ignored the uniqueness of Marin’s Mt. Tamalpais that with its unique assemblage of plant species is a biological hotspot for California and the world. The report is also seriously deficient due to a lack of specificity which leads the report to the faulty conclusion that there will be no significant environmental impacts from a program to clear more than 2,000,000 acres of incredibly diverse ecosystem per decade. Chapter comments included a number of questions including seeking the justification for proposing to increase burning by 36% and why the report failed to emphasize land-use planning and making defensible space.

Marin CNPS comments on Cal Fire DPEIR for Vegetation Treatment Program