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Recommendation 2: Rewrite National Forest Management Act regulations


Forest management plans across our public lands system are currently expiring. The next administration will be tasked with rewriting the regulations that will guide forest management for the next 20 years. Current National Forest Management Act (NFMA) regulations do not promote the appropriate integration of social, economic, and ecological objectives that will ensure future benefits to society.


To seize a unique opportunity to rewrite the NFMA regulations in a way that promotes sustainability as the driving priority for the management of public forestlands.