Skip to ContentText OnlyGo to Search
Welcome to the White HousePresidentNewsVice PresidentHistory & ToursFirst LadyMrs. Cheney
Welcome to the White HouseGovernmentKids OnlyEspanolContactPrivacy PolicySiteMapSearch
Welcome to the White HouseReceive Email Updates


America Responds to Terrorism
Homeland Security
Economy & Budget
Education Reform
Social Security
More Issues
En Español

Current News
Press Briefings
Executive Orders
Discurso Radial
(en Español)
News by Date
February 2002
January 2002
December 2001
November 2001
October 2001
September 2001
August 2001
July 2001
June 2001
May 2001
April 2001
March 2001
February 2001
January 2001



Photo Essays



White House Features - A Gallery of our special pages
Federal Facts
Federal Statistics
West Wing
 Home > News & Policies > Policies in Focus
Email this page

inside the West Wing graphic

 President George W. Bush tours the Squires Peak Fire Area in Medford, Ore., with Ron Wenker of the Medford Bureau of Land Management Properties District, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002. White House photo by Eric Draper.  
President George W. Bush tours the Squires Peak Fire Area in Medford, Ore., with Ron Wenker of the Medford Bureau of Land Management Properties District, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002. White House photo by Eric Draper.

Healthy Forests Initiative
President Bush traveled to Oregon August 22, 2002 to announce his new Healthy Forests Initiative. The Bush Administration will:

  • Significantly step up efforts to prevent the damage caused by catastrophic wildfires by reducing unnecessary regulatory obstacles that hinder active forest management;
  • Work with Congress to pass legislation that addresses the unhealthy forest crisis by expediting procedures for forest thinning and restoration projects; and Fulfill the promise of the 1994 Northwest Forest Plan to ensure the sustainable forest management and appropriate timber production. More about the Healthy Forests Initiative
  • grey line

    Photo of President Bush speaking to Congress

    Homeland Security
    grey line

    Department of Homeland Security
    The creation of this department is an important step in the President's national strategy for homeland security

    America Responds to Terrorism
    Understanding the War on Terrorism at home and abroad

    Office of Homeland Security
    Coordinating a national strategy against terrorism


    National Security grey line

    Revitalizing National Defense

    Helping Developing Nations
    A New Compact for Development

    International Trade
    Expanding Opportunity

    Reforming the Immigration System

    President George W. Bush discusses his retirement savings plans for America during a visit to Des Moines, Iowa, March 1. "The whole point is this, we ought to do everything we can in Washington, D.C., to encourage people to own a piece of the future," said the President. "The more somebody owns something, the more somebody builds up an asset base, the better off America will be."


    Photo of child

    Economic Security
    grey line

    Education Reform
    Transforming the federal role in education so no child is left behind

    A Quality Teacher in Every Classroom
    Improving Teacher Quality and Enhancing the Profession

    Early Childhood Initiative
    "Good Start, Grow Smart"


    American Small Businesses
    Driving Innovation and Creating Jobs

    Economy & Budget
    Encouraging economic growth and job creation

    Empowering through the New Freedom Initiative

    Improving Corporate Responsibility
    Protecting America's Shareholders

    Protecting our nation's environment

    Healthy Forests
    Restoring forest health

    Modernizing and reforming Medicare

    Retirement Security
    Promoting and Protecting Savings

    Social Security
    Modernizing Social Security


    Public Service
    President Launches USA Freedom Corps

    Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
    Rallying the armies of compassion

    President George W. Bush and Frances Cunningham address the Chamber of Commerce in Charlotte, N.C., Feb. 27. The President discussed Welfare Reform and Job Training. Ms. Cunningham, who is a single mother who worked her way off welfare, introduced the President.

    Health Care
    Improving Health Security

    Welfare Reform
    Working Toward Independence

    Ensuring reliable, affordable, and environmentally-sound energy

    Promoting Innovation and Competitiveness


    Email this page

    President  |  Vice President  |  First Lady  |  Mrs. Cheney  |  News & Policies  | 
    History & ToursKids  |  Your Government  |  Appointments  |  JobsContactText only

    Accessibility  |  Search  |  Privacy Policy  |  Help