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Executive Order on Strengthening the Nation’s Forests, Communities, and Local Economies

legislation type Executive
Decree/Order/Ordinance
Passed in 2022
This document updates the administration's forestry policies with a particular focus on federal lands. The document aims in particular at reducing wildfire risk, strengthen local economies, and combat global deforestation. The objectives are stated as following: 1) pursue science-based, sustainable forest and land management; 2) conserve America’s mature and old-growth forests on Federal lands; 3) invest in forest health and restoration; 4) support indigenous traditional ecological knowledge and cultural and subsistence practices; 5) honour Tribal treaty rights; 6) and deploy climate-smart forestry practices and other nature-based solutions to improve the resilience of our lands, waters, wildlife, and communities in the face of increasing disturbances and chronic stress arising from climate impacts. The document stresses the importance to consult with a range of local authorities and non-state actors, and to support local, collaborative initiatives.

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