The Wilderness Society applauds the extension of Secure Rural Schools program

Sep 26, 2013

Statement from Alan Rowsome at The Wilderness Society

The following statement is from Alan Rowsome, senior director of government relations for lands at The Wilderness Society:

“Today Congress approved a 1-year extension of the Secure Rural Schools program, giving forest communities nationwide some much-needed financial breathing room.  This extension will alleviate communities’ immediate financial straits while a long-term solution can be crafted and adopted with broad bipartisan support from both Congress and a wide range of local and national stakeholders that SRS and PILT have enjoyed for over a decade.”