- Policy Platforms
In response to a House hearing on forestry, WGA submitted resolutions that articulate Western Governors’ policy on cross-boundary forest management, wildfire risk reduction, and other forestry topics. The letter of March 8, signed by WGA Executive Director Jack Waldorf, also included recommendations specific to the 2023 Farm Bill. “Healthy forests and rangelands provide a number of important ecosystem services and are a vital component of western ecosystems,” the letter stated. “Western Governors point to the WGA-USDA Shared Stewardship MOU as an example of an effective framework to establish shared state-federal priorities for forest and rangeland management, and encourage the development of similar MOUs with other Executive Branch agencies for other areas of natural resource management.” Read more about the correspondence.