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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

  • Homeland Security

    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

    Revitalizing National Defense

    Helping Developing Nations
    A New Compact for Development

    International Trade
    Expanding Opportunity

    Reforming the Immigration System


    Economic Security

    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

    Health Care
    Improving Health Security

    Welfare Reform
    Working Toward Independence

    Ensuring reliable, affordable, and environmentally-sound energy

    Promoting Innovation and Competitiveness


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