There is one summary for H.R.1861. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (06/11/1997)

Forest Biodiversity Act of 1997 - Amends the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 (Act), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966, the National Indian Forest Resources Management Act, and Federal law relating to military lands to: (1) provide for the protection of forest native biodiversity; (2) restrict certain logging activities; and (3) provide a private right of action in U.S. district court for violations of such provisions.

Amends the Act to provide for the termination of the committee of scientists ten years from the date of enactment of this Act.