No, not that Christmas tree (they are searching the Kootenai National Forest for that one).
This one. This is the Westerman bill that the House hung all the hopes of active forest management on: “the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017.” Similar legislation in 2015 passed the House, but died in the Senate.
“To expedite under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and improve forest management activities on National Forest System Lands, on public lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management, and on tribal lands to return resilience to overgrown, fire-prone forest lands and other purposes.”
Just about everything that has been suggested before (and stopped by Obamacrats) is in there to make it easier and attractive to do things. Categorical exclusions, expedited salvage, expedited project ESA consultation and reduced/eliminated forest plan consultation, litigation restrictions, county payments, less road decommissioning, elimination of eastern OR/WA old growth harvest restrictions, elimination of Northwest Forest Plan survey and manage requirements, O & C land management changes, wildfire disaster funding.