Western Governors applaud passage of National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act

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USFS volunteer workThe National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama on Monday (Nov. 28, 2016).

Western Governors applaud this legislation, which directs the Secretary of Agriculture to develop a strategy to increase the role of volunteers and partners in National Forest System trail maintenance.

Western Governors have expressed support for the bipartisan legislation on several occasions, most recently in a letter on Sept. 21, 2016, to Representatives Cynthia Lummis and Timothy J. Walz. The letter emphasized the "urgent imperative to improve forest health in order to reduce wildfire threat and improve watersheds and habitat."

Read, download the full letter.

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