FEDERAL SECURE RURAL SCHOOLS

Adopted in 1906, federal law requires the U.S. Forest Service to provide counties and schools with 25 percent of the revenues generated on federal forest lands from a variety of...

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FEDERAL PAYMENTS IN LIEU OF TAXES

In October 1976, Congress enacted the Federal Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Act to provide federal payments to local governments to help offset losses in property tax revenues due to nontaxable federal lands within local governments' boundaries. 

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STATE REGULATORY STRUCTURE ON HEMP

In December 2018, Congress enacted the 2018 Farm Bill, which included provisions that federally legalize hemp in any state that has a regulatory plan meeting a number of conditions (or accedes to a federal plan to be developed by the US Department of Agriculture).

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TREE MORTALITY

The USDA Forest Service estimates that 129 million trees have died from drought-related insect infestation since 2010.   Bark beetles are native to California and attack trees under stress.  They are normally found in low numbers, but will on occasion reach epidemic levels in extreme weather conditions. 

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WILDFIRE FUNDING

RCRC continues to advocate for a common sense approach toward reducing the effects and severity of wildfires that have plagued California over the past decade.

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