NFPRANational Forest Protection and Restoration Act
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The NFPRA also would redirect current logging subsidies into worker retraining, ecological restoration, and taxpayer savings.
The NFPRA would: cancel existing timber sales in all roadless areas; prohibit new timber sales and phase-out existing timber sales within two years; save taxpayers $300 million annually; redirect logging subsidies to fund worker retraining (giving preference to training displaced timber workers for jobs in forest restoration); support a science-based ecological restoration program for federal public forests; and subsidize the development of environmentally sensitive non-wood alternative paper and construction materials.