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H.R. 4609 (115th): West Fork Fire Station Act of 2017

H.R. 4609 relates to Dolores County in southwest Colorado, which is home to part of the 1.8 million acre San Juan National Forest. As a neighbor to this forest, the County plays an active role in fire suppression efforts and emergency response on both private and public lands. After two failed attempts to acquire an appropriate site for a fire station failed due to insufficient space or accessibility constraints, the County began working with the U.S. Forest Service and local stakeholders to identify suitable property. H.R. 4609 implements the resulting agreement by authorizing the County to buy 3.61 acres of Forest Service land for the West Fork Fire Station. The County will pay all conveyance costs, as well as the cost of site preparation, construction, equipping and manning the fire station.

Last updated Apr 16, 2018. Source: Republican Policy Committee

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