Bipartisan Law Promotes Active Forest Management

A bipartisan bill, the Promoting Effective Forest Management Act of 2023, has been reintroduced in the U.S. Senate. The bill directs the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to establish yearly acreage targets for mechanical thinning and address the shortages that plague the logging workforce, and mandates a scientific basis for changes in definitions of old-growth and mature forests.




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