RCRC strongly supports the Funding Our Roads and Ecosystems Sustainably Together (FOREST) Act, authored by Representative Salud O. Carbajal (D-Santa Barbara) and co-authored by Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale). The bipartisan FOREST Act would allocate dedicated funds to maintenance and repair of USDA Forest Service (USFS) national forest system roads.

California experiences an increasing number of catastrophic wildfires and maintaining national forest system roads is imperative for fire suppression. The FOREST Act is a vital step in ensuring that not only are the conditions of the roads addressed, but that the USFS budget remains intact so that it can continue vital forest management and fuels treatment projects to prevent future catastrophic fire events.

RCRC’s support letter can be accessed here. For more information, Staci Heaton, RCRC Senior Regulatory Affairs Advocate, can be reached at (916) 447-4806 or sheaton@rcrcnet.org.