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ESA Working Group Releases Final Report and Recommendations

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) Congressional Working Group has released its final Report, Findings and Recommendations.

The report is the culmination of an eight-month effort to examine the ESA from a variety of viewpoints and angles, receive input on how the ESA is working and being implemented, and how and whether it could be updated to be more effective for both people and species.  The report reflects hundreds of comments from outside individuals and testimony from nearly 70 witnesses who appeared before a Working Group forum and House Natural Resources Committee hearings.

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Active Forest Management and Wildfire Draw Congressional Interest

Subcommittee to Hold Oversight Hearing on Catastrophic Wildfires and the Need for Active Forest Management

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation will hold an oversight hearing on Thursday, July 11th on “Wildfire and Forest Management.”

This hearing will discuss the current wildfire season and ways to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire through proactive, healthy forest management.  While factors such as prolonged drought continue to raise the risk of wildfire, it is imperative that the federal government actively address the one issue within its control: hazardous fuels.  Unnatural, excessive growth and unhealthy forests increase the risk of wildfire. Active management helps protect and restore forests while also helping local economies and creating jobs.

Read more: Active Forest Management and Wildfire Draw Congressional Interest

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