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House Natural Resources Committee to Vote on Forest Health Bill

Please call your Natural Resource Committee Members, and ask them to vote 'yes' on H.R. 2647 on Thursday, June 11.

 

June 10, 2015 (Washington, DC) - On Thursday, June 11, the House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee will vote on H.R. 2647, the "Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015." Introduced by Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR), this legislation will improve forest management as well as habitat for big game, game birds, and other wildlife.

 

This bill would also allow the U.S. Forest Service to carry out multiple forest health projects and allows states and other entities to contribute funds for forest management. This bill benefits sportsmen and women by improving forest and wildlife health, and therefore opening access to federal lands and expanding opportunities for hunting, angling, and other outdoor recreation.

 

On June 10, 17 national sportsmen's and other conservation organizations sent a letter to the Natural Resources Committee in support of the bill, stating that, "Our nation's federal lands play a vital role in maintaining healthy forests that are resilient to threats at a landscape level.  The draft legislation will help ensure that timber harvest, and the creation of young forest habitat for wildlife, remains viable on both federal and non-federal lands."

 

Please call your Natural Resource Committee Members, and ask them to vote 'yes' on H.R. 2647 on Thursday, June 11.

 

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Since 1989 CSF has maintained a singleness of purpose that has guided the organization to become the most respected and trusted sportsmen's organization in the political arena. CSF's mission is to work with Congress, governors, and state legislatures to protect and advance hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping. The unique and collective force of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC), the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC) and the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC), working closely with CSF, and with the support of major hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping organizations, serves as an unprecedented network of pro-sportsmen elected officials that advance the interests of America's hunters and anglers.

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For additional information on legislation included in this report please contact the appropriate representative: 

 

Southeastern States Manager Bee Frederick, at 334.593.6988, or email bee@sportsmenslink.org

 

Midwestern States Director Chris Horton, at 501.865.1475, or email chris@sportsmenslink.org

 

Northeastern States Director Brent Miller, at 202.543.6850 x 13, or emai brent@sportsmenslink.org

 

Midwestern States Coordinator Kyle Rorah (MI, IN, OH, WI, MN, IA, ND, SD), at 734.477.5040, or email kyle@sportsmenslink.org

 

Western States Director Andy Treharne, at 303.789.7589, or email andy@sportsmenslink.org 

Western States Coordinator Zach Widner (AK, HI, ID, NV, OR, WA), at 503.747.5815, or email zach@sportsmenslink.org