S.830 - Chesapeake Bay Watershed Forestry Program Act of 2003108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Sarbanes, Paul S. [D-MD] (Introduced 04/09/2003)|
|Committees:||Senate - Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 04/09/2003 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (text of measure as introduced: CR S5066-5067) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.830 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)
Chesapeake Bay Watershed Forestry Program Act of 2003 - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture, through the Forest Service, to establish a Chesapeake Bay watershed forestry program of grants and technical assistance for: (1) forest conservation in urban, suburban, and rural areas; (2) National Forest System management; (3) research, education, and planning activities; and (4) achievement of Chesapeake Bay Agreement goals.
Introduced in Senate (04/09/2003)
Sets forth grantee and project eligibility criteria.
Authorizes a Bay State (Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia) to use funds to hire a State watershed forester to carry out watershed projects.
Directs the Secretary to conduct a study of watershed urban and suburban forests. Directs the Secretary to establish for the watershed a: (1) forestry research program; and (2) a forestry research strategy.