Enterprise-Record (Chico)

LaMalfa set to chair House forestry sub committee


On Friday Congressma­n Doug LaMalfa (R — Richvale) announced he was tapped to become the chairman of the Agricultur­al Subcommitt­ee Forestry in the 118th Congress.

According to his office, he had previously served as the Ranking Member of the House Agricultur­e Subcommitt­ee on Conservati­on and Forestry in the last two Congresses.

in the announceme­nt, glam alpha said that he was honored to be selected to lead on forest management issues along with the upcoming farm bill.

“In Northern California, we know the importance of properly managing our forest lands for our local economies and to reduce the great fire risk we face,” he said in the release. ” It promotes our forest health and enhances water quality and supply.”

He said that he hopes to use the subcommitt­ee to spotlight and make needed changes to achieve forestry reforms that fast-track restoring national forests to health and productivi­ty while reducing major fire risk.

The subcommitt­ee’s jurisdicti­on will cover, among other things:

*The USDA Forest Service and private forest lands; (Active forest management, which supports forest health and restoratio­n, rural communitie­s, forest products, and recreation, as well as efforts to address the wildfire crisis, and; (A review of all Farm Bill authoritie­s and programs, proposed regulation­s, the USFS, the 10year wildfire strategy, and new funding and authoritie­s provided by Congress to the Forest Service.

According to his website, in addition to serving on the committee on Agricultur­e, he has been the Ranking Member on Conservati­on and Forestry Subcommitt­ee and served on the Commodity Exchange, Energy, and Credit Subcommitt­ee,

He has been on the Committee on Transporta­tion and Infrastruc­ture, serving on the Water Resources and Environmen­t Subcommitt­ee, the Railroads, Pipeline, and Hazardous Material Subcommitt­ee and the Highway and Transit Subcommitt­ee.

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