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Titles (2)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Highlands Stewardship Act of 2002

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To establish the Highlands Stewardship Area in the States of Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
07/17/2002Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

Date
07/24/2002Executive Comment Requested from Interior.
07/24/2002Referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans.
Action By: Committee on Resources
07/24/2002Referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation and Public Lands.
Action By: Committee on Resources
07/17/2002Referred to the House Committee on Resources. (text of measure as introduced: CR E1281-1282)
Action By: House of Representatives
07/17/2002Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E1280-1281)
Action By: House of Representatives
07/17/2002Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Resources07/17/2002 Referred to
House Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation, and Public Lands07/24/2002 Referred to
House Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife, and Oceans07/24/2002 Referred to

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Introduced in House (07/17/2002)

Highlands Stewardship Act of 2002 - Directs the Secretaries of Agriculture and the Interior to establish the Highlands Stewardship Area in the Highlands region (an area encompassing nearly 2,000,000 acres extending from eastern Pennsylvania through New Jersey and New York to northwestern Connecticut).

Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to establish: (1) within the Department of Agriculture the Office of Highlands Stewardship to implement the strategies of the Highlands Regional Study conducted by the Forest Service in 1990 (study) and the New York-New Jersey Highlands Regional Assessment Update conducted by the Service in 2001 (update); and (2) the Highlands Stewardship Area Work Group to assist with such implementation and to advise the Office and the Secretaries on priorities for projects carried out with assistance under this Act, on land conservation partnership projects, on Highlands region research, and on policy and educational initiatives necessary to implement study and update findings. Authorizes the Office to provide financial and technical assistance to an eligible entity to carry out a project to protect, restore, preserve, promote, or interpret Area resources.

Directs the Secretary of the Interior to annually designate land conservation partnership projects that are eligible to receive financial assistance under this Act.