Congress Takes Another Positive Step For Federal Forests

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Congress Takes Another Positive Step For Federal Forests

MISSOULA, Mont. -(Ammoland.com)- The group behind the creation of our national forest system – the Boone and Crockett Club – today applauds Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) for introducing legislation to improve the highly-regarded Good Neighbor Authority.

The new bill titled the Good Neighbor Authority Improvement Act will strengthen the Forest Service's ability to partner with states on forest health projects to improve forest habitat for big game, game birds, and other wildlife.

The legislation improves the original Good Neighbor Authority enacted in the 2014 Farm Bill, which allows states to speed projects from planning to execution, better fund the process, and strengthen collaborative support for beneficial and necessary projects that continually face the threat of being bogged down in litigation.

“As the management budget of the Forest Service is depleted by larger and more devastating wildfires, it is increasingly important to allow states to lend a hand in federal forest restoration,” said Ben B. Hollingsworth Jr., president of the Boone and Crockett Club. “The Good Neighbor Authority Improvement Act will allow states to work on a broader array of projects to create healthier forests. This is good for the health and vitality of our federal forest public lands, our water quality, the wildlife living there, and everyone who relies on these lands for outdoor recreation.”

Meaningful forest management reforms meant to strengthen the Forest Service's ability to restore the Nation's forests and improve their resilience to destructive wildfires must be a part of any solution Congress enacts.

Boone and Crockett ClubAbout the Boone and Crockett Club:

Founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887, the Boone and Crockett Club is the oldest conservation organization in North America and helped to establish the principles of wildlife and habitat conservation, as well as many of the institutions, experts agencies, science and funding mechanisms for conservation. Member accomplishments include enlarging and protecting Yellowstone and establishing Glacier and Denali national parks, founding the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service and National Wildlife Refuge System, fostering the Pittman-Robertson and Lacey Acts, creating the Federal Duck Stamp program, and developing the cornerstones of modern game laws. The Boone and Crockett Club is headquartered in Missoula, Montana.

For details, visit their website.

  • 7 thoughts on “Congress Takes Another Positive Step For Federal Forests

    1. Let’s not forget or at least can we please consider that when there is a forest fire that is allowed to burn itself out, as it was a hundred years ago, the forests repopulated and regrew quite quickly. Letting nature take its course, sometimes, is very beneficial to the preservation of the very forest itself. It’s not always best to try and save it as it was.

    2. ” …the highly-regarded Good Neighbor Authority.”
      “Highly-regarded” by who ?

      “…Another Positive Step For Federal Forests”

      Because when you think of it as an unconstitutional land grab, it seems so distasteful…and illegal.

    3. How’s about disbanding the entire USFS and let those takers go find real jobs and WORK for their keep? That organisation has NO Constituional authority to exist. Let ALL those illegally taken lands go to the states within which they are found, and let the STATES manage those lands however they see fit.

      One more great benefit of this plan would be an end to federal level politics playing favourites with they who bribe FdGov officials. Harry Reid comes to mind, who wanted the lands out there in Clark County Nevada for his son’s chinese solar energy project…. and thus the Bundy family had to be “eliminated”. Trouble is. ol’ Hairy Reed never figured on how tenacious one ol’ Nevada cattleman could get. Some of those BLM animals are being sued for their part in the false arrest and imprisonment of at least two of those “accused” then acquitted of made up charges when they stood with that family.

      And don’t anyone give me the political propaganda about how the Bundys quit paying their range fees to Uncle Stupid…. those lands are lawfully owned by the State of Nevada, to whom Bundys DID pay the range fees. Oh, and BLM had utterly failed to keep their nd of the “bargain” in their commitments to maintain those lands… which they never did.

      1. @Tio, If we went back to the Constitution about 98 percent of all bureaucrats would be unemployed. We would pay about 2 percent FIT. All federal government in DC would fit in one office building. Wait… that does not sound so bad.

    4. National Forests, sounds great but they are Unconstitutional. Our Federal Constitution does not grant any power over the country at large to manage, control, own or otherwise regulate or legislate over lands. Please folks read and learn your Constitution. Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17 clearly outlines what powers the States did delegate to FedGov and like the rest of the Constitution those were few and defined.
      Here it is: “To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;”
      Note that FedGov may purchase with the Consent of a State Legislature land for Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Years and other needful buildings. That’s it folks, they don’t have the Constitutional authority to create National Parks, National Forests, National Monuments, BLM Land. Remember we are not one nation we are a Federation of Sovereign States, there is a Federal Government not a National one.

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