More on Natural Resources
Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) toured the United States Forest Service (USFS) Osgood Stewardship Project. Westerman was joined by USFS Undersecretary Jim Hubbard, U.S. Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and U.S. Reps. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) and Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.).
Serving in Congress and spending long amounts of time in Washington, D.C. makes it even more special when I get to enjoy Arkansas’s natural beauty. Some of my fondest memories were made with family and friends fishing on Lake Ouachita or hunting the forests and fields of Arkansas. I grew up enjoying the outdoors around my childhood home in Garland County, have taken my children on many excursions to the Buffalo National River and hiked Hawksbill Crag in the fall.
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement following President Donald Trump’s remarks on America’s environmental leadership:
For the third straight session of Congress, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman has introduced legislation that would make it harder for environmentalists to delay or derail federal forest management plans.
The measure would also speed up the regulatory process, while also removing some of the statutory hurdles that have existed for decades.
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) gave the following statement during a National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Subcommittee hearing, titled “Wildfire Resilient Communities:”
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) introduced The Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2019, a solution to the growing economic and environmental threats of catastrophic wildfire. U.S. Reps.
Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., introduced legislation Wednesday to expand the pace and scale of forest management projects meant to reduce the risk of wildfires that have become more destructive and common.
The bill represents a continued push by Republicans backed by the Trump administration who argue poor forest management is contributing to the severity of wildfires in California and other parts of the western United States.
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Reps. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and Ron Kind (D-Wis.) introduced the Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform (FLAIR) Act, a bipartisan, bicameral bill to create a single database for lands owned by the federal government.
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) gave the following opening statement during a National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Subcommittee hearing, titled “Examining the Spending Priorities and Missions of the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management:”
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) spoke at Ouachita Baptist University’s inaugural innovation summit, titled “Sustainable Forestry and Wood Products for the Future.” Westerman made the following remarks during his keynote address:
“We are making advancements in forestry, but there is much more we can do. I spent a lot of time in the woods growing up, and I saw a transformation of forests in our state through active forest management. However, the science of forestry is still relatively young in the United States…