Forest and Timber

Lawmakers Seek Additional Wildfire Fighting Resources
Lawmakers Seek Additional Wildfire Fighting Resources
Last week a group of western lawmakers asked the Department of Agriculture and Interior Department for additional wildfire fighting resources.  Oregon’s Peter DeFazio joined 24 other lawmakers, primarily from California, asking the federal government to assist in continuing to fight fires aggressively, communicate clearly and take administrative steps now to prepare additional personnel for when t
Canada Trying To Address Timber Rustling
Canada Trying To Address Timber Rustling
In the United States more than half of all forested land, roughly 60% of treed lands, are owned privately.  That situation is almost entirely different in Canada, where only about 10% of forested land is privately owned.  In fact, nearly 90% of Canadian forested land is owned by provincial governments and primarily the Canadian federal government, which is referred to as Crown Land.   ... Read Mor
Great American Outdoors Act Marks Two Years
Great American Outdoors Act Marks Two Years
It's been two years since the Great American Outdoor Act was signed into law.  The legislation was crafted to address many of the Forest Service roads, buildings, bridges, campsites and more had fallen into disrepair. "From years of underfunding and increasing public use," noted Jeffery Vail leads the Forest Service's Great American Outdoor Act implementation team.  He...

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