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Committee Passes Bill to Enhance Conservation, Improve Federal Land Management

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 7, 2018 -

Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 5133, the “Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act Reauthorization of 2018” or “FLTFA.” Introduced by Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) the bipartisan bill reauthorizes a land exchange program to promote conservation, improve resource management and provide greater transparency of the federal estate. Chairman Bishop issued the following statement:

“With this reauthorization, we improve and expand upon a program that has been a win for conservation, thoughtful land use decisions and greater economic development opportunities across the West. The bill also requires BLM to make public land data more accessible and available creating greater public awareness, transparency and local input in future land decisions. I look forward to working with colleagues and stakeholder supporters on a path to the president’s desk.”


Supporters of H.R. 5133 include 83 organizations representing a wide range of stakeholders including the Western Governors Association, The Conservation Fund, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation and the Nature Conservancy, among other sportsmen, conservation, historic preservation, recreation and cattlemen groups.

Contact: Committee Press Office 202-226-9019

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