forest wildfire burning in Montana USDA
Fires blaze from the Blacktail Fire, located in the Blacktail Creek area, east of Loco Mountain in the Crazy Mountains, in Montana. The Blacktail fire engulfed a little over 5,000 acres, with over 1 million acres impacted across Montana through various wildfires.

House passes Resilient Federal Forests Act

House advances bill to fix fire borrowing in forest management budget.

On Wednesday, the House passed H.R. 2936, Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017. Reps. Bruce Westerman (R., Ark.) and Dan Newhouse (R., Wash.) co-sponsored the bipartisan legislation to address the growing economic and environmental threats of catastrophic wildfire.

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