The attached are various letters and correspondence on the various topics and issues that SFAC has been involved in. This is not a complete list of our correspondence but a representative cross-section of our involvement.
Request to Secretary Vilsack for additional area designation for insect and disease CE authority from the 2014 Farm Bill:
The SFAC has made a request to Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to consider additional designation of catastrophic wildfires and adjacent areas for inclusion under the 2014 Farm Bill Section 8204, Section 602 Designation of Treatment Areas. The Forest Service’s ability to deal with additional insect killed timber after original treatments is causing a safety issue along travel routes as well as the loss in revenue to the Treasury and our counties and communities.
SFAC comment on Early Adopter Forests Plan Revisions Detailed Proposed Actions:
Social and Economic Project Input
This letter was input into the Lassen Project on the Modoc NF and provides an example of information that Counties can provide to specific projects within their area of influence.
CA State AB2363
This letter provides specific information on a current proposed legislation dealing with biomass. This is an issue that all rural counties with public lands are dealing with and must be addressed to accomplish ecosystem restoration.
Fire Settlement and USC579c
This issue started after the Storrie and Rich fire settlements and there was no consideration for counties to receive any funds from the settlements. The following documents provide a complete history and overview of this issue and are in chronological order. You will see that both the Board of Supervisor’s and School Boards have participated in this effort.