Summary: S.830 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.830. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (04/09/2003)

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.

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.