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FY16 U.S. Forest Service Budget, Held Before the United States Senate Committee on Appropriations, Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, One Hundred and Fourteenth Congress, First Session, March 18, 2015   [open pdf - 307KB]

Alternate Title: Fiscal Year 2016 United States Forest Service Budget, Held Before the United States Senate Committee on Appropriations, Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, One Hundred and Fourteenth Congress, First Session, March 18, 2015

This testimony compilation from the March 18, 2015 hearing "FY16 U.S. Forest Service Budget," was held before the United States Senate Committee on Appropriations, Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee. The following statement is from Tom Tidwell, Chief of the USDA Forest Service: "The President's proposed overall budget for discretionary funding for the Forest Service in FY 2016 is $4.9 billion. That is $130 million less than the FY 2015 enacted level, but it reflects strategic investments to increase forest restoration and reduce wildfire threats to communities. This Budget focuses on five key areas: restoring resilient landscapes, building thriving communities, managing wildland fires, promoting safety, and building diversity and inclusiveness. […] This level of funding and the associated outputs below are dependent on the passage of a fire suppression cap adjustment and will help us implement restoration projects to address insect and disease outbreaks in areas designated under the 2014 Farm Bill and to work with the States under our new Good Neighbor Authority. [...] Our researchers will provide managers with the knowledge they need to make sound risk-based decisions to take restorative actions, partly through the Regional Hubs for Risk Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate Change." Statements, letters, and other materials submitted for the record are from the following: Tom Tidwell, and Tony Dixon.

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