Cry baby Donnie Trumplestiltskin does not seem to understand exactly who owns the forests in California.
- 57%: Federal agencies (including the USDA Forest Service and USDI Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service).
- 40%: Families, Native American tribes, or companies.
- 3%: State and local agencies including CalFire, local open space, park and water districts and land trusts
To summarize, the Federal Government owns most of the forest land in California! Therefore, if the forest fires are the result of mismanagement, it is the Federal Government’s fault.
So, Donnie Trumplestiltskin is threatening to punish a state for the actions of the Federal Government!
All hail Lord Dampnut!
For more information on who exactly owns the forests in California see California Forests.