Arizona assumes management of federal lands in state…

Arizona gets interstate compact to assume management of federal lands in state

Bill: HB2494 (PDF)

Sponsored by Rep. Russ Jones, and signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer, HB 2494 (Chapter 256) permits the state forestry agency of two or more party states to assume any delegated agency role in performing any forestry management function on federal lands in that state by coordinating and unifying the management of the forests that traverse the common boundary. HB2494 ratifies the enactment of this compact, or substantially similar language expressing the same purpose, upon passage by at least two states that form a common boundary.

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