The sixth continuing resolution (H J Res 48) of Fiscal Year 2011 passed into law this week that will fund the federal US government through April 8th. The spending bill included an overall $6 billion dollars in reduced spending from current levels. The savings came from a number of program reductions and terminations across the federal government including the elimination of earmarked projects under various Forest Service programs.
The C.R. eliminated $6.46 million worth of earmarks under the Forest Service Economic Action Program and Urban and Community Forestry Program.
NASF (National Association of State Foresters) has developed appropriations recommendations for a number of priority program areas that serve some of the nation's most at risk lands: Read more on NASF's appropriations recommendations.