Gino takes an active approach to conservation. He believes our forest management efforts need to be well funded to significantly reduce the effects of wildfires and protect our forest communities’ homes, lives, and families.

A healthy and well-maintained forest decreases fire risk, prevents erosion, reduces air pollution, and ensures our mountains and grasslands have healthy ecological balances. Active forest management, improved firebreaks, controlled burns, and reduction of biofuel are all ingredients that will result in a safer forest environment.

Gino will work to ensure that the U.S. Forest Service is holding neighboring states accountable to the highest level of active forest management practices. As we have seen too often, a poorly managed forest in California can hurt the lungs of our very own Coloradans a thousand miles away.