Summary: S.1288 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (11/19/1999)

Community Forest Restoration Act - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Chief of the Forest Service, to establish a cooperative forest restoration program in New Mexico to provide cost-share grants to stakeholders for experimental forest restoration projects to be designed through a collaborative process (Collaborative Forest Restoration Program).

Requires a project to address specified objectives, including: (1) wildfire threat reduction; (2) ecosystem restoration, including non-native tree species reduction; (3) reestablishment of historic fire regimes; (3) reforestation, including preservation of old trees; (4) small diameter tree use enhancement; (5) creation of forest- related local employment; and (6) stakeholder diversity.

Limits projects to four years.

Sets forth provisions respecting: (1) collaborative project selection; (2) monitoring and evaluation; (3) reporting; and (4) cost limits.

Authorizes appropriations.