Statement by American Forests President and CEO, Scott Steen

Congressman Moran has been a stalwart advocate for programs that protect and restore forests, especially urban forests.  As the senior Democrat on the Interior appropriations committee, he has worked vigorously to ensure adequate funding for research and programs that support urban forests and green infrastructure.  Everyone in this country has benefited from his strong leadership in averting anti-environmental provisions in spending bills that seek to weaken protections for our national forests and national parks.

While we are sorry to learn of his impending retirement, American Forests is grateful for the more than twenty years he has dedicated to protecting forests all across our county.