Sweetwater commission backs fed. forestry act

Sweetwater County is one of 90 groups supporting a federal bill its proponents say will help clean up national forests and reduce the severity of forest fires.

The Resilient Federal Forests Act was initially introduced to the U.S. House July 22 by Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., a ranking member of the House Committee on National Resources. The bipartisan bill was introduced with 70 cosponsors, including Wyoming’s Rep. Liz Cheney.

““For years, the federal government has mismanaged our forests, resulting in more catastrophic fires. We must take action now to implement effective forest management....


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