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What's Currently in the Proposed Federal Disaster Package for Family Forest Owners?
Coalition Request
(Letter, Dec. 2018)

House Bill, H.R. 268
(Passed in House)

Senate Bill, S. 572
(Introduced in Senate)

Extend or renew the USDA's 2017
Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity
Program (WHIP) to provide
landowners, especially where
insurance is cost-prohibitive, with
some recovery of lost value, and
ensure that commercial silviculture in
working forests that remain forests is
eligible.

* $3.005B for the Wildfires and
Hurricanes Indemnity Program
(WHIP)

* $3.005B for the Wildfires and
Hurricanes Indemnity Program
(WHIP)

Expand federal assistance to state
forestry agencies that allows them to
collect post-storm Forest Inventory
and Analysis data in affected areas.

* $1.0M for the Forest Inventory
and Analysis Program (FIA)

* $1.0M for the Forest Inventory and
Analysis Program (FIA)

Provide funding to state forestry
agencies for:

* $480M for the Emergency Forest
Restoration Program (EFRP)

* $480M for the Emergency Forest
Restoration Program (EFRP)

* landowner reforestation assistance
programs to ensure damaged
forests are promptly restored,

* $12M for State and Private
Forestry Programs (S&PF)

* $12M for State and Private
Forestry Programs (S&PF)

* $21M for Hazardous Fuels
management on federal lands

* $21M for Hazardous Fuels
management on federal lands

Support codification of the casualty
loss provisions in the Forest Recovery
Act (H.R. 4962) to allow all affected
landowners to deduct the full value
of their lost timber. Current law
allows only claims by landowners
in a presidentially industry declared
disaster area and only for a small
fraction of the loss.

Not Addressed

Not Addressed

Allow 100% expensing of all
reforestation/establishment costs for
the year in which they occur

Not Addressed

Not Addressed

Allow expedited permitting for
temporary wet deck storage areas.

Not Addressed

Not Addressed

Expand the 2014 Farm Bill "Good
Neighbor Authority" to authorize state
forestry agency to help the U.S. Forest
Service salvage damaged timber from
federal lands.

Not Addressed

Not Addressed

* for addressing increased posthurricane threats to forest health
from invasive species, and
* for additional wildfire response
capacity due to increased wildfire
risk from down timber.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Woodland - Spring 2019

Overstory
Forest Interactions Seedlings
Forests and Families
Brittany Vanderwall: Saying Yes to Opportunity
‘chipping In’ to Reduce Wildfire Risk in California
Strength in Numbers: Tree Farmers and Advocacy Leaders Rally to Recover Post-Disaster
Tools and Resources
Growing Forest Conservation, Together: The 2019 National Leadership Conference
Woodland - Spring 2019 - Intro
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - Overstory
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - Forest Interactions Seedlings
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - Forests and Families
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - Brittany Vanderwall: Saying Yes to Opportunity
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - ‘chipping In’ to Reduce Wildfire Risk in California
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - Strength in Numbers: Tree Farmers and Advocacy Leaders Rally to Recover Post-Disaster
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