H.R. 2 Farm Bill Forestry Title

Farm Bill.  H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, included a robust forestry title that would provide the Forest Service additional forest management authorities, including many new Categorical Exclusions (CEs) for federal forest management activities for early seral, critical response, and salvage activities, as well as provisions to streamline interagency consultations under the Endangered Species Act. Most of the new forest management CEs would be limited to 6,000 acres, including the 2014 Farm Bill’s insect and disease CE which would be increased to 6,000 acres under the legislation.  H.R. 2 also included a proposal to expand the Good Neighbor Authority to Tribes.