H.R. ____ (Hastings of WA), To restore employment and educational opportunities in, and improve the economic stability of, counties containing National Forest System land, while also reducing Forest Service management costs, by ensuring that such counties have a dependable source of revenue from National Forest System land, to provide a temporary extension of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000, and for other purposes. "Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act"
H.R. 1294 (Labrador), To establish a program that will generate dependable economic activity for counties and local governments containing National Forest System land through a management-focused approach, and for other purposes. "Self-Sufficient Community Lands Act"
H.R. 818 (Tipton), To address the bark beetle epidemic, drought, deteriorating forest health conditions, and high risk of wildfires on National Forest System land and land under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management in the United States by expanding authorities established in the Healthy Forest Restoration Act of 2003 to provide emergency measures for high-risk areas identified by such States, to make permanent Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management authority to conduct good-neighbor cooperation with States to reduce wildfire risks, and for other purposes. "Healthy Forest Management and Wildfire Prevention Act"
H.R. 1345 (Gosar), To address the forest health, public safety, and wildlife habitat threat presented by the risk of wildfire, including catastrophic wildfire, on National Forest System lands and public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management by requiring the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to expedite forest management projects relating to hazardous fuels reduction, forest health, and economic development, and for other purposes. "Catastrophic Wildfire Prevention Act of 2013"
H.R. ____ (Defazio, Schrader, Walden), To create the O&C Trust to assume management responsibilities over certain of the revested Oregon and California Railroad Grant lands while also transferring certain of the Oregon and California Railroad Grant lands to the Forest Service, to deal with the reconveyed Coos Bay Wagon Road Grant lands, and for other purposes. "O&C Trust, Conservation, and Jobs Act"
H.R. 1442 (Markey), To amend the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 to improve the response to insect infestations and related diseases and to change the funding source for the Healthy Forests Reserve Program, to codify the stewardship end result contracting and good neighbor authorities, and to amend the emergency watershed protection program to improve post fire rehabilitation, and for other purposes. "Depleting Risk from Insect Infestation, Soil Erosion, and Catastrophic Fire Act"
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