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Forest Health

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Forest Service photo by Joseph M. de Leon MISSOULA, Mont. – Today the Boone and Crockett Club thanked the U.S. Senate for passing bipartisan infrastructure legislation that will allocate critical funding to improve the health of our nation’s forests, reduce wildlife/vehicle collisions through new...
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The Boone and Crockett Club released a new factsheet outlining the need for $45 billion in federal infrastructure investments in forest management and restoration on federal lands over the next decade. The document notes that the U.S. Forest Service has over 80 million acres of land at moderate to high risk from catastrophic fire and that there are millions of acres in need of reforestation when high-intensity fires reduce the potential for natural regeneration.
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The Boone and Crockett Club released a new factsheet outlining the need for $45 billion in federal infrastructure investments in forest management and restoration on federal lands over the next decade. The document notes that the U.S. Forest Service has over 80 million acres of land at moderate to high risk from catastrophic fire and that there are millions of acres in need of reforestation when high-intensity fires reduce the potential for natural regeneration.
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Boone and Crockett Club is actively engaging in the policy discussions centered on improving the health of forests that are stressed by lack of management and a changing climate. Read on forinformation the Club recently developed for a conservation policy factsheet on forest health.
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MISSOULA, Mont. – The Boone and Crockett Club welcomed yesterday’s introduction of the Trillion Trees Act by House Natural Resource Committee Ranking Member Representative Bruce Westerman. The bipartisan legislation would set a target of restoring one trillion trees worldwide through forest...
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B&C has a long history with wildland forest management. In the early 1900s, we worked to develop and pass legislation that created the National Forest System and the U.S. Forest Service to manage these forests. More recently, we are working with Congress to give the federal government new tools and direction to implement activie forest management—healthy forests mean healthy game habitat.
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“Those of us who spend time in the field hunting have seen firsthand the effects of changing weather patterns through catastrophic wildfires, severe coastal storms, and extremes of droughts or floods. Habitat is destroyed or changed in these events limiting the ability for wildlife populations to be resilient. The Boone and Crockett Club has been a leader in conservation for over 125 years and we recognized the need for our organization to play a role in the growing discussions on climate change,” commented Club president Tim Brady. “We hope that our recommendations will ultimately result in policies that reduce atmospheric carbon and ensure that natural systems are able to provide for our wildlife resources, while ensuring a robust economy and strong job growth.”
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Focus Climate Policy on Habitat Conservation and Restoration – America’s sportsmen and women are experiencing firsthand the consequences of increasing temperatures, prolonged droughts, record forest fires, more powerful hurricanes, inland flooding, spread of invasive species and wildlife diseases, and algal outbreaks. These cascading problems degrade habitat, threaten fish and wildlife, and reduce hunting and fishing opportunities. As a result, communities and the recreation economy are put at risk.
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Increase Active Management of Federal Lands and Reduce Litigation through Collaboration – The U.S. has the most extensive network of federal lands in the world. Sportsmen and women are committed to making this federal land estate work to sustain fish and wildlife populations, provide access for hunting and other recreation, retain ecosystem services for our citizens, and allow careful, science-informed development that helps sustain the country’s economy.

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-Theodore Roosevelt