S.1288 - Community Forest Restoration Act106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Bingaman, Jeff [D-NM] (Introduced 06/28/1999)|
|Committees:||Senate - Energy and Natural Resources | House - Resources; Agriculture|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 106-176; H. Rept. 106-947|
|Latest Action:||House - 10/13/2000 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 577. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1288 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)
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.