H.Con.Res. 95: Recognizing the importance of the Department of Agriculture Forest Service Experimental Forests and Ranges

H.Con.Res. 95

Recognizing the importance of the Department of Agriculture Forest Service Experimental Forests and Ranges

Date
September 15, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Con.Res. 95 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Monday, September 15, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The resolution was introduced by Rep. Travis Childers (D-MS) on April 2, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Con.Res. 95 would resolve that Congress recognizes the important contributions that the 77 experimental forests and ranges within the National Forest System have made in understanding and conserving the environment and ensuring that natural resources in the United States remain a source of pride and enjoyment.

Background

According to the resolution's findings, in 2008, the Department of Agriculture celebrated the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the first experimental forest at Fort Valley, Arizona, which eventually led to the creation of 77 additional experimental forests and ranges within the National Forest System.