NACo Support Letter: H.R. 2936, the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017

H.R. 2936 will improve the health and wellbeing of forest lands and forest communities by promoting collaboration and streamlining regulations for forest health projects, protecting communities through wildfire risk reduction, improving flexibility and fairness in forest revenue sharing, and delegating the authority for Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) appointments.

Counties support the passage of H.R. 2936 and stand ready to work with Congress to support locally supported, consensus-driven solutions to address forest management challenges, reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire and increase economic activity on our federal lands.

About Jonathan Shuffield (Full Bio)

Associate Legislative Director – Public Lands and Liaison to the Western Interstate Region

Jonathan Shuffield serves as NACo’s Associate Legislative Director for Public Lands and Liaison to the Western Interstate Region, lobbying Congress on public lands issues including Payments In Lieu of Taxes, Secure Rural Schools, land management and endangered species.