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Good Neighbor Authority [October 5, 2020]   [open pdf - 460KB]

From the Document: "The Good Neighbor Authority allows the Forest Service (FS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to authorize states, counties, and federally recognized Indian tribes to conduct certain projects on federal lands in pursuit of specified land management goals (16 U.S.C. §2113a). The Good Neighbor Authority allows FS and BLM to collaborate with these groups to plan and execute cross-jurisdictional restoration work. The Good Neighbor Authority was expanded in 2018, which broadened the possible partners and uses of the authority. The Good Neighbor Authority generally has been perceived as successful, particularly in enhancing state-federal relationships and addressing cross-boundary land restoration needs. Some provisions of the 2018 expansion, particularly those regarding treatment of timber revenues, have generated concern. This In Focus provides background information, statistics on use, and a brief overview of the issues, including those related to timber sales and revenues."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF11658
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Date:
2020-10-05
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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