SUPPORT the Timber Harvest Plan (THP) Reform Package
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SUPPORT the Timber Harvest Plan (THP) Reform Package described in the Governor’s May Revise.
We are students that are about to enter the forest industry and we are students who have recently graduated seeking and filling the good paying jobs and long lasting careers the forestry industry offers. The median expected salary for a typical Forester in the United States is $62,044. Industry provides 26,000 jobs. For each 10% increase in domestically produced lumber 1,000 – 2,000 jobs are created.
We are students from families and communities supported by forestland. Every community, no matter their location, values or size benefits in many different ways from our forestlands.
We are learning how to abide by some of the most stringent environmental protections in North America for harvesting timber and are subject to regulatory costs ten times greater than our neighboring states and countries.
The THP Reform Package would fund the THP regulatory program based on the consumption of lumber and other wood- based construction materials; extend the length of the THP to five years with one two-year extension; limit damages from wildfire liability sought by public entities. The THP Reform Package will also implement a pilot project to improve the efficiency of a multi-agency review team; and, review the content of the THP application to improve the ease of preparation, continuity of plan content and reduction of applicant errors.
Support for the THP Reform Package will allow the future generations of forest managers to enter the field with the confidence that their will be jobs that we can be proud of - maintaining healthy sustainable forests that are helping to build our state.
We urge you to SUPPORT the THP Reform Package.
For more information visit http://www.foresthealth.org/
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