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Barrasso Calls For “Good Neighbor Forestry Act”

April 29, 2013 State of Wyoming No Comments
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Wyoming’s U.S. Senator John Barrasso spoke in favor of two important public lands bills: the “Good Neighbor Forestry Act” and the “Grazing Improvement Act” last week at a Senate Public Lands, Forests and Mining Subcommittee hearing. Both bills were introduced by Barrasso during the 113th Congress. Barrasso explained that the Good Neighbor bill would allow the US Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management to work with state foresters to complete projects that cross jurisdictional boundaries.  Barrasso told the subcommittee that the cooperative authority is nothing new.  Said Barrasso: “It has existed for nearly a decade in two states; in Colorado and in Utah.  It is an effective tool to address the management challenges that we face.”  Those challenges, he pointed out include reducing wildfire risk, removing invasive species, preventing insect invasion and disease, improving habitat, and conserving habitat.  The challenges, he says, know no boundary lines and are best addressed through the partnerships that this bill would facilitate. The Grazing Improvement Act meanwhile helps ranching communities by allowing the Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service to continue issuing grazing permits while required environmental analysis is pending.

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