Summary: H.R.4980 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.4980. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (04/09/1992)

National Forest Health Act of 1992 - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to prepare an annual Forest Health Report for the National Forest System which shall contain: (1) an inventory of forest health; and (2) a review of management activities aimed at reducing forest mortality due to fire, drought, disease, insects, or other catastrophe.

Authorizes salvage timber sales as a management activity in specified circumstances, and sets forth sales procedures for certain roadless and other areas. Prohibits salvage sales: (1) with respect to specified National Forest System lands (management plan lands unsuitable for timber production, Wilderness Preservation System lands withdrawn from timber production); and (2) if the sale would result in a quantity of timber offered for sale exceeding specified limits.