HR 2515 - Forest Recovery and Protection bill - National Key Vote


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Title: Forest Recovery and Protection bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill calling for a $50 million forest recovery and protection program managed by the U.S. Forest Service.


  • Establishes a 5 year program to recover and protect U.S. forest land.
  • Creates a scientific advisory panel to help the U.S. Forest Service identify, prioritize and monitor restoration projects.
  • Includes requirements for audits and reports in order to ensure fiscal accountability, transparency and efficiency.
  • Designates a transfer of any funding necessary for the program from the Interior Department to a Forest Recovery and Protection Fund and prohibits that funding from being used for road construction.