On My 8th, 2019, the members of the Western Caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives announced a reintroduction of The Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2019. Here’s an excerpt of the announcement from Chief Infrastructure and Forestry Officer Bruce Westerman (AR-04):
“We have quite literally loved our trees to death. Forests going up in flames and releasing tons of carbon into the atmosphere is not true conservation; proactive, sound forest management is. Years of mismanagement have led to insect infestation, overstocked stands and dead and decaying trees. It’s time to allow the Forest Service to use proven, scientific methods when managing our forests.”
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