A bipartisan effort to allow the U.S. Forest Service to more easily implement large forest management projects is on the table in the U.S. Senate. It designed to reduce the risk of large, catastrophic wildfires like those currently threatening California while also curtailing environmental litigation.
Sponsors of the bill are Senators Diane Feinstein (D-California) and Steve Daines (R-Montana).
“RMEF strongly supports active management of federal lands to create and enhance habitat for elk and other wildlife as well as improving overall forest health,” said Kyle Weaver, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation president and CEO. “Approval of the Emergency Wildfire and Public Safety Act would allow federal land managers to complete wildfire mitigation and habitat conservation projects at the landscape level, greatly benefiting communities and wildlife alike. RMEF appreciates Senators Daines and Feinstein for sponsoring this important legislation.”
RMEF is a long-time advocate of forest management for enhancing wildlife habitat while also improving overall forest health.
(Photo source: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation)