The John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act of 2019, formally called the Natural Resource Management Act, was signed into law on March 12, 2019.
The law sets provisions for various programs, projects, activities and studies for the management and conservation of natural resources on federal lands. The law addresses matters such as:
- land conveyances
- withdrawals and transfers
- wilderness areas
- wild and scenic rivers
- historic and heritage sites
- wildland fire operations
- continuation of the Land and Water Conservation Fund
- recreational activities on federal lands
The law establishes timelines for completing projects with updates provided on a regular basis.
USDA Forest Service Fire and Aviation Management is working closely with the Department of Interior to meet the law requirements.
Sean Triplett, USDA Forest Service Fire and Aviation Management Team Lead, Tools and Technology
Rhonda Toronto, USDA Forest Service Fire and Aviation Management Assistant Director, Capabilities, Development and Integration
The Forest Service, in cooperation with interagency partners, is currently evaluating new technologies to improve safety, situational awareness and decision making in wildland fire management.
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