Walden trying to increase state control over forests

Walden trying to increase state control over forests

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden met with citizens in La Grande to talk about his efforts to put more control of federal forests into local hands.

In a small business roundtable discussion, Walden talked about the Healthy Forest Management Act, legislation he is co-sponsoring that would increase state control over forest management in high fire risk areas to better protect and improve forest health.

The bill would allow states, in consultation with counties, to designate areas of high risk and develop emergency hazardous fuel reduction projects, including active timber management.

Read more at The Observer.

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