S.1705: Forest Service Flexible Partnerships Act of 2017

Author's Summary: "A bill to provide to the Secretary of Agriculture the ability to enter into a lease agreement for administrative sites on National Forest System land, and for other purposes."

IB's Summary: From the Summit County Board of Commissioners: "We are writing to express our strong support for the Forest Service Flexible Partnerships Act of 2017. This legislation would give rural communities increased flexibility to identify and implement creative solution to our severe workforce housing shortages while simultaneously supporting US Forest Service management needs that have resulted from a woeful inadequacy of federal funding."

Status: Introduced on 08/02/2017. Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/1705/text?r=2

Additional:  Michael Bennet is a co-sponsor