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Federal Policy & Law

The list below includes recently enacted legislation and directives related to wildland fire. Search for additional Federal policy at congress.gov and federalregister.gov.

Federal agencies operate under the U.S. Code and the Code of Federal Regulations. These laws help form directives and policies on how they manage national forests and grasslands. Even Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl, Forest Service symbols of wildfire prevention and conservation, are protected by law.

Public Laws

Executive Orders

Guiding Documents