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SOURCE: News Release, D. Dreier, January 5, 2011
Dreier is introducing bipartisan legislation to protect and enhance recreational opportunities on our federal lands in the San Gabriel Valley. The Angeles and San Bernardino National Forests Protection Act adds to existing wilderness areas in both the Angeles and the San Bernardino National Forests and directs the Forest Service to address the backlog of maintenance, focusing on the recreation areas impacted by the Station Fire. In addition, this legislation includes language expanding forest fire prevention activities.
“As two of the most visited national forests in our nation, it is vital that we preserve recreational opportunities in the Angeles and San Bernardino National Forests for future generations,” Dreier said. “In addition, we must continue to ensure that the men and women who work to prevent and contain wildfires have the ability to do their job safely and effectively.” In drafting this legislation, Dreier worked with dozens of individuals, organizations and local officials who are focused on protecting this area, including property owners, as well as the Los Angeles and San Bernardino County Fire Departments.
Angeles and San Bernardino National Forests Protection Act:
H.R. 113 (112th Congress)
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