USA: Conservationist analysis of Forest Jobs and Recreation Act (FJRA)


Analysis of S. 1470 (pdf – 35 pages)
Executive Summary – S. 1470 Analysis (pdf – 3 pages)

The Forest Jobs and Recreation Act (FJRA) [bill textmap] was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) and assigned bill number S. 1470. 

A line-by-line analysis of S.1470 has been commissioned by the Last Best Place Wildlands Campaign – a coalition of conservation organizations and citizens dedicated to wildlands protection, Wilderness preservation, and the sound long-term management of our federal public lands legacy.

NOTE: In this analysis, actual language from S. 1470 is in Times font. Analysis and recommendations are indented and in Helvetica font. http://testerloggingbilltruths.wordpress.com


The Last Best Place Wildlands Campaign is a coalition of conservation organizations and citizens dedicated to wildlands protection, Wilderness preservation, and the sound long-term management of our federal public lands legacy.  Our coalition includes small-business owners, scientists, educators and teachers, 4th and 5th generation Montanans, hikers and backpackers, hunters and anglers, wildlife viewers, outfitters and guides, veterans, retired Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management officials, ranchers and farmers, former loggers and mill workers, health care practitioners, craftspersons, and community leaders  – all stakeholders committed to America’s public wildlands legacy.

For more information, write: info@wildwestinstitute.org or call 406.396.0321. Click here to make a donation to support the Last Best Place Wildlands Campaign. Thank you.

Individual citizens can show their support by signing this petition.  Also, people are encouraged to submit comments to the US Senate’s Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests by December 31, 2009.

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