Bishop Cheers Utah/USDA Agreement
Today, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue & Utah Governor Gary Herbert announced the implementation of actions stemming from a Shared Stewardship agreement between the state and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Following the announcement, Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) issued this statement:
“This agreement will help to address the persistent and devastating wildfire problem. The state has repeatedly demonstrated its ability to wisely manage the land and now Utah will be all the more armed to combat these fires through active management. Utah resources will be supported; Utah communities will be safer; and Utah watersheds will be protected.
“I applaud Governor Herbert for pursuing this agreement and I am heartened to know that Secretary Perdue recognizes Utah’s strength.”