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Healthy Forests and Wildfire Risk Reduction Act of - (Sec.5) States that this Act shall apply only with respect to a hazardous fuels reduction project undertaken by the Secretary of Agriculture or the Secretary of the Interior on National Forest System or Bureau of Land Management lands, respectively, if such Federal lands: (1) are located. The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress. 10/31/Reported to House amended, Part I. Healthy Forests and Wildfire Risk Reduction Act of - (Sec.5) States that this Act shall apply only with respect to a hazardous fuels reduction project undertaken by the Secretary of Agriculture or the Secretary of. Octo H.R. Healthy Forests and Wildfire Risk Reduction Act of As ordered reported by the House Committee on Resources on October 8, SUMMARY H.R. would establish procedures to be followed by the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture in carrying out certain hazardous fuels reduction projects. On Aug , President Bush established the Healthy Forests Initiative, directing the Departments of Agriculture and the Interior, and the Council on Environmental Quality, to improve regulatory processes to ensure more timely decisions, greater efficiency, and better results in reducing the risk of catastrophic wildland fires.
The legislation is based on sound science and helps further the President.s Healthy Forests Initiative pledge to care for America.s forests and rangelands, reduce the risk of catastrophic fire to communities, help save the lives of firefighters and citizens, and protect threatened and endangered species. The Healthy Forests Restoration Act. Healthy Forests Initiative and Healthy Forests Restoration Act, Interim Field Guide Title I of the HFRA—Hazardous-Fuel Reduction on NFS and BLM Land Title I of the HFRA focuses primarily on expedited hazardous-fuel treatment on some NFS and BLM lands at risk of wildland fire and insect or disease epidemics. It has been estimated that fuel reduction on US Forest Service (USFS) lands in the Sierra Nevada would need to increase two- to six-fold to meaningfully improve forest resilience. Cal Fire (the state’s fire protection and forest management department) and USFS have both pledged to dramatically increase the amount of fuel reduction over the. The Resilient Federal Forests Act, H.R. H.R. , the Resilient Federal Forests Act, introduced by Rep. Bruce Westerman, 17 other colleagues and I, is bipartisan, comprehensive legislation that simplifies the cumbersome planning process and reduces the cost of implementing proactive forest management strategies in order to improve forest health throughout the country.
Wildfire Risk follows from our awareness that increasing public knowledge about wildfire hazard does not necessarily lead to appropriate risk reduction behavior. Drawing heavily upon health and risk communication, and risk modeling, the authors advance our understanding of how individuals and communities respond to wildfire hazard. The Wildfire Paradox. Paradoxically, using wildfire suppression to eliminate large and damaging wildfires ensures the inevitable occurrence of these fires ().Today’s wildfire problem is rooted in historical and recently modified vegetation conditions, possibly exacerbated by climate change ().Before European settlement, wildfires started by lightning or ignited by Native Americans burned. On Aug , the President announced his Healthy Forests Initiative. The HFI directed the Secretaries of the Interior and of Agriculture, together with the Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality, to improve regulatory processes in order to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildland fires by restoring forest health. H.R. , the Healthy Forests and Wildfire Risk Reduction Act of The amendment in nature of a substitute to H.R. , which was offered by Mr. McInnis and Mr. Walden, falls for short of our focus to reduce hazardous fuel in the wildland/urban interface, around communities that fall within the interface, and around key municipal water.