SAF Supports the REPLANT Act 

October 8, 2020

SAF joined 36 partner organizations from the Forest-Climate Working Group to support the bipartisan REPLANT Act (S. 4357 and H.R. 7843), which would enable the US Forest Service to address the millions of acres of national forests in immediate need of reforestation and keep up with future demands. 

This bipartisan legislation, introduced by Senators Udall, Portman, and Stabenow and Representatives Panetta, Simpson, Schrier, and LaMalfa, would modernize the Reforestation Trust Fund (16 U.S.C. §1606a) by eliminating the antiquated $30M cap placed on the fund in 1980. By removing this cap, the Forest Service will be able to address almost 8 million acres of national forests in need of reforestation – including 1.3 million acres of forests in need of immediate treatment – and create nearly 49,000 jobs. 

Click here to read the support letter. 

Click here to download a summary of bill.