Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Tom Carper (D-DE), and Tom Udall (D-NM) in introducing the Arctic Refuge Protection Act, legislation to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by designating the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness under the National Wilderness Preservation System.

Bennet Calls on Forest Service to Quickly, Effectively Implement Fire Fix, 2018 Farm Bill

Letter Urges Forest Service to Use New Funding and Tools to Invest in Colorado Forestry, Recreation, and Infrastructure Projects

After years of budget challenges at the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) which have burdened towns and counties across Colorado, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Committee’s Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources Subcommittee, today urged the USFS to use the new funding and budget flexibility provided in the 2018 Omnibus federal spending bill and the new forest management authorities secured in the 2018 Farm Bill to invest in Colorado’s forests and watersheds.

Bennet Leads Western Senators in Calling on USDA to Implement New Drought Tools and Establish Western Drought Initiative

Bipartisan Letter Urges USDA to Immediately Implement Drought Provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill and Establish a Targeted Initiative for the West

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture’s Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources, led a bipartisan coalition of Western senators in calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to immediately implement water conservation tools that were included in the 2018 Farm Bill, which was signed into law in December 2018.