Introducing the FIRE Act
Rep. Dusty Johnson (SD-AL)
Energy Innovation Agenda: Natural Solutions & Conservation
Bill: The FIRE Act
It’s critical that we responsibly manage our nation’s forests, so we can ensure they continue to serve as carbon sinks. This is particularly important after a wildfire. The FIRE Act helps the timber industry after forest fires by:
- Requires the Forest Service to complete a survey of National Forest System land that has been impacted by a wildfire within 60 days after the fire has been contained.
- Provides new management tools to expedite forest restoration activities, restore forest health, grow rural economies, and produce climate resilient communities and landscapes.
- Enables rural communities to get salvage timber to market, increasing financial benefits to local communities and funding for future restoration activities.
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