Last week, Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) introduced the Restoring Environments, Soils, Trees, and Operations to develop the Rural Economy (RESTORE Act) (H.R. 2612), to provide new tools for the U.S. Forest Service to work with states on landscape-scale management projects to prioritize reduction of wildfire risk. Thus far, the legislation has only Republican co-sponsors and is currently awaiting consideration in the House Committee on Agriculture.