Sportsman Legislation & Crooked River Act
Today, the House is expected to consider H.R. 2406, the Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement or SHARE Act, which would increase opportunities for hunters, anglers, and recreational shooters by eliminating regulatory impediments and safeguarding against new regulations that would impede outdoor sporting activities. The bill would also protect Second Amendment rights and the use of traditional ammunition and fishing tackle. Congressman Dan Newhouse
NEWHOUSE: It requires federal public land management officials to facilitate hunting, fishing as well as recreational shooting on certain federal public land. I've offered an amendment to this particular bill that would require the U.S. Forest Service to publish a notice in the Federal Register along with a justification for any closure of a public road on forest system lands.
Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Greg Walden from Oregon announced that the Bureau of Land Management will finally implement the Crooked River Collaborative Water Security and Jobs Act of 2014, a law that he wrote and that was unanimously approved by Congress in 2014 to improve water management and grow jobs in Central Oregon. The law moves the boundary line for the Crooked River Wild and Scenic Area from the crest of Bowman Dam to a quarter of a mile downstream, paving the way for energy generation at the dam.
That's today's Northwest Report. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network of the West.