Summary: S.2427 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (04/05/1990)

Forest Stewardship Act of 1990 - Amends the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978 to direct the Secretary to expand forestry educational and technical assistance programs.

Directs the Secretary to establish a Forest Stewardship Management Program to encourage the voluntary long-term management of private forest lands. Provides cost-sharing assistance for approved forest management activities, including: (1) timber management; (2) shelterbelts and windbreaks; (3) wildlife habitats; (4) forest wetlands; and (5) recreation.

Authorizes the Secretary to establish a Forest Reserve Program to acquire lands, water, or easements to preserve environmentally sensitive land from conversion to nonforest uses. Requires the Secretary to establish four pilot projects. Provides cost-sharing assistance.

Directs the Secretary to establish: (1) a Forest Resource Coordinating Committee to coordinate intra-departmental forestry activities; and (2) State Forest Stewardship Advisory Committees.