Summary: S.1163 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.1163. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (08/10/1995)

Northern Forest Stewardship Act - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to: (1) provide technical assistance to Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont for forest products marketing cooperatives, for implementing principles of sustainability, and for land conservation; (2) prepare a related study of the Northern Forest region; and (3) cooperate in Northern Forest research.

Provides for interstate coordination strategy.

Directs the Secretary of Labor to provide technical assistance to forest-based industry for labor safety and training activities.

Authorizes appropriations for: (1) land conservation; and (2) other activities under this Act.

Expresses the sense of the Congress: (1) that States should provide landowners with liability exemptions for permitting free public use of their land; and (2) in favor of a funding mechanism to support conservation of nongame fish and wildlife on public and private land.