S.1163 - Northern Forest Stewardship Act104th Congress (1995-1996)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] (Introduced 08/10/1995)|
|Committees:||Senate - Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 08/10/1995 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1163 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)
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.