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[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
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[S. 1301 Reported in Senate (RS)]

                                                       Calendar No. 407
113th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                S. 1301

                          [Report No. 113-180]

To provide for the restoration of forest landscapes, protection of old 
  growth forests, and management of national forests in the eastside 
                    forests of the State of Oregon.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                July 16 (legislative day, July 15), 2013

Mr. Wyden (for himself and Mr. Merkley) introduced the following bill; 
   which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and 
                           Natural Resources

                              June 2, 2014

              Reported by Ms. Landrieu, with an amendment
 [Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed 
                               in italic]

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
To provide for the restoration of forest landscapes, protection of old 
  growth forests, and management of national forests in the eastside 
                    forests of the State of Oregon.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

<DELETED>SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    This Act may be cited as the ``Oregon Eastside Forests 
Restoration, Old Growth Protection, and Jobs Act of 2013''.</DELETED>

<DELETED>SEC. 2. PURPOSES.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    The purposes of this Act are--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) to conserve and restore the eastside National 
        Forests of the State;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) to create an immediate, predictable, and 
        increased timber flow to support locally based restoration 
        economies in the communities of the eastside National Forests 
        of the State;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (3) to make the eastside National Forests of the 
        State more resistant and resilient to, and to mitigate the 
        effects of, climate change;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (4) to protect, restore, and increase old-growth 
        forest stands and trees in the eastside National Forests of the 
        State;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (5) to promote collaboration in the communities of 
        the eastside National Forests of the State to respond to 
        critical threats to forest and watershed health and to support 
        natural resource- and restoration-based economies;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (6) to prioritize, strategically target, and 
        accelerate projects to improve forest health and watershed 
        health in old growth forests located in the eastside National 
        Forests of the State; and</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (7) to provide the Secretary, collaborative 
        groups, and the public with independent scientific advice for 
        restoring forest health and watershed health in the eastside 
        National Forests of the State.</DELETED>

<DELETED>SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    In this Act:</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) Advisory panel.--The term ``advisory panel'' 
        means the Eastside Forest Scientific and Technical Advisory 
        Panel established under section 6(a).</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) Collaborative group.--The term ``collaborative 
        group'' means a group of individuals that meets the 
        requirements of section 8(a)(2).</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (3) Covered area.--The term ``covered area'' means 
        the area selected by the Secretary under section 4(a)(1) that 
        is--</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) within the State; and</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) not within the area covered by the 
                Record of Decision for Amendments to Forest Service and 
                Bureau of Land Management Planning Documents Within the 
                Range of the Northern Spotted Owl, dated April 
                1994.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (4) Decision notice.--The term ``Decision Notice'' 
        means the decision notice entitled ``Decision Notice for the 
        Revised Continuation of Interim Management Direction 
        Establishing Riparian, Ecosystem and Wildlife Standards for 
        Timber Sales, United States Forest Service Region 6, Colville, 
        Deschutes, Fremont, Malheur, Ochoco, Okanogan, Umatilla, 
        Wallowa-Whitman and Winema National Forests in Oregon and 
        Washington'' and approved by the Pacific Northwest Regional 
        Forester on June 6, 1995.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (5) Emergency condition.--The term ``emergency 
        condition'' means a condition--</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) that results in an--</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (i) imminent risk to life or 
                        property; or</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (ii) immediate impairment of the 
                        public use and enjoyment of a trail, road, 
                        highway, public facility, or public land; 
                        and</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) with respect to subparagraph (A)(ii), 
                the urgency to address the emergency of which outweighs 
                the benefits of full notice and comment.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (6) Forest health.--The term ``forest health'' 
        means conditions that enable forested land--</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) to be durable, resilient, and less 
                prone to uncharacteristic wildfire, insect, or pathogen 
                outbreaks, while--</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (i) supporting ecosystem services 
                        and populations of native species; 
                        and</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (ii) allowing for natural 
                        disturbances;</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) to maintain or develop species 
                composition, ecosystem function and structure, 
                hydrologic function, and sediment regimes that are 
                within an acceptable range that considers--</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (i) historic variability; 
                        and</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (ii) anticipated future 
                        conditions; and</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (C) to be resistant and resilient to 
                uncharacteristic events.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (7) Forest stand.--The term ``forest stand'' means 
        a contiguous group of trees that are sufficiently uniform in 
        age-class distribution, composition, and structure and that are 
        growing on a site of sufficiently uniform quality to be a 
        distinguishable unit.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (8) Initiative.--The term ``Initiative'' means an 
        initiative established by the Secretary--</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) to restore and improve the ecological 
                structure, composition, and function and the natural 
                processes of watersheds within the National Forest 
                System;</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) to preserve and create local jobs in 
                rural communities that are located in or near National 
                Forest System land;</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (C) to sustain the local wood products 
                infrastructure and community capacity that is necessary 
                for the appropriate management and restoration of 
                National Forest System land;</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (D) to promote cooperation and 
                collaboration in the management of National Forest 
                System land;</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (E) to carry out collaborative projects to 
                restore forest health and watershed health and to 
                reduce the risk of uncharacteristic disturbances from 
                fire, insects, and disease to communities, watersheds, 
                and natural resources through a collaborative process 
                of planning, prioritizing, and implementing ecological 
                restoration, hazardous fuel reduction, and other 
                vegetation management projects;</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (F) to collect information from the 
                projects carried out under this Act in an effort to 
                better understand the manner in which to improve forest 
                restoration and management activities;</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (G) that includes all National Forest 
                System land within the covered area; and</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (H) under which not more than 15 National 
                Forests may be selected to participate.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (9) Inventoried roadless area.--The term 
        ``inventoried roadless area'' means 1 of the areas identified 
        in the set of inventoried roadless area maps contained in the 
        Forest Service Roadless Areas Conservation, Final Environmental 
        Impact Statement, Volume 2, dated November 2000.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (10) National forest system.--The term ``National 
        Forest System'' has the meaning given the term in section 11(a) 
        of the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 
        1974 (16 U.S.C. 1609(a)).</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (11) Pilot landscape.--The term ``pilot 
        landscape'' means a National Forest entirely within the covered 
        area on which a project is being carried out under section 4003 
        of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (16 U.S.C. 
        7303) as of January 1, 2013.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (12) Plant association.--</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) In general.--The term ``plant 
                association'' means a description of a plant community 
                that--</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (i) would potentially, in the 
                        absence of a disturbance, occupy a site; 
                        and</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (ii) may be aggregated into 1 or 
                        more groups based on similarities in plant 
                        species, composition, environment, and 
                        productivity.</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) Inclusion.--The term ``plant 
                association'' includes, with respect to a forested 
                site, species representing tree, shrub, and herbaceous 
                layers.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (13) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the 
        Secretary of Agriculture (acting through the Chief of the 
        Forest Service).</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (14) State.--The term ``State'' means the State of 
        Oregon.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (15) Uncharacteristic.--The term 
        ``uncharacteristic'' means a wildfire, insect, or pathogen 
        outbreak or level of forest fuel, the severity, size, 
        frequency, or quantity of which exceeds the historic range of 
        variability.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (16) Watershed area.--The term ``watershed area'' 
        means 1 or more subwatersheds (also known as 6th code 
        hydrologic units).</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (17) Watershed health.--The term ``watershed 
        health'' means landscape conditions that enable riparian and 
        aquatic ecosystems--</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) to capture, store, and release water, 
                sediment, wood, and nutrients;</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) to provide for water temperatures that 
                are within the range of variability of the natural 
                regimes for the processes described in subparagraph 
                (A); and</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (C) to create and sustain functional 
                riparian, aquatic, and wetland habitats that are 
                capable of supporting diverse populations of native 
                aquatic- and riparian-dependent species.</DELETED>

<DELETED>SEC. 4. LAND MANAGEMENT.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    (a) Application of the Initiative to the Covered Area.--
</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) In general.--Not later than 60 days after the 
        date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall select all 
        or part of 1 or more National Forests in the State as part of 
        the Initiative.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) Term.--The selection under paragraph (1) shall 
        be for a period of 15 years.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (3) Effect.--The provisions of this Act shall 
        apply to the covered area.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (b) Land Management Goals.--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) In general.--In the covered area, the 
        Secretary shall, considering the best available science, seek--
        </DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) to conserve and restore forest health, 
                watershed health, and other ecosystems;</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) to reduce the risk of, and increase 
                the resistance and resiliency of the land to, 
                uncharacteristic disturbances;</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (C) to allow for characteristic natural 
                disturbances; and</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (D) to harvest wood to maintain adequate 
                levels of industry infrastructure to accomplish the 
                goals described in subparagraphs (A), (B), and 
                (C).</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) Forest management.--To achieve the goals of 
        paragraph (1) in the forested land in the covered area, the 
        Secretary shall consider opportunities--</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) to reduce the basal area in 
                overstocked forest stands;</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) to increase the mean diameter of 
                forest stands;</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (C) to maintain or create a forest 
                composition that focuses on more fire- and drought-
                tolerant species;</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (D) to restore historic levels of within-
                forest stand spatial heterogeneity;</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (E) to conserve and restore old 
                growth;</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (F) to conserve and restore population 
                levels of older trees;</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (G) to conserve and restore ecologically 
                sustainable forest stands and landscapes to incorporate 
                characteristic forest stand structures and older tree 
                populations;</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (H) to harvest wood and use the value of 
                merchantable sawlogs and biomass to help offset the 
                cost of improving forest health and watershed 
                health;</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (I) to restore or maintain sustainable and 
                fire-resilient conditions in perpetuity through active 
                management (including management through prescribed or 
                wildland fire and mechanical treatments);</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (J) to restore or maintain ecologically 
                appropriate spatial complexity (including a range of 
                open to dense forest patches at scales from the forest 
                stand to the landscape);</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (K) to create nonuniform effects in 
                carrying out vegetation management projects by avoiding 
                extensive areas of uniform treatment, except for 
                certain treatments (such as broadcast burns) that are 
                carried out to enhance the spatial heterogeneity of the 
                forest site;</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (L) to restore or maintain ecologically 
                appropriate understory plant community composition and 
                condition, including--</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (i) by restoring and maintaining 
                        native ground cover; and</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (ii) by reducing the impacts of, 
                        and potential for, exotic and other invasive 
                        species; and</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (M) to increase stakeholder participation 
                through collaborative groups.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (c) Planning.--To help to achieve the goals described in 
subsection (b), the Secretary shall use landscape scale planning based 
on watershed areas as a tool to implement ecological restoration 
projects in the covered area.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (d) Performance Goals.--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) In general.--Not later than 60 days after the 
        date on which the Secretary selects the covered area, the 
        Secretary, in consultation with the relevant collaborative 
        groups, may establish performance goals, in addition to the 
        goals that are established by subsection (b), that the 
        Secretary shall seek to achieve consistent with the purposes of 
        this Act and the goals and opportunities described in 
        subsection (b) for the covered area.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) Term.--Subject to paragraph (3), each 
        performance goal established under paragraph (1) shall be 
        measured annually for a period of 15 years.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (3) Additions.--The Secretary may develop 
        additional performance goals that the Secretary determines to 
        be appropriate during the period established by paragraph 
        (2).</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (4) Prioritization.--Subject to the limitations 
        described in section 12(c), the Secretary shall prioritize the 
        vegetation management and hazardous fuels reduction program 
        activities in the covered area to achieve the performance goals 
        established under this subsection.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (5)  Restoration goals.--</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) In general.--Within the covered area, 
                consistent with the goals, and after considering the 
                opportunities, described in subsection (b), the 
                Secretary shall, to the maximum extent practicable, 
                prepare, offer, and promptly implement--</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (i) projects that--</DELETED>
                                <DELETED>    (I) are predominantly 
                                comprised of mechanical treatment in 
                                the covered area that emphasize 
                                sawtimber as a byproduct; and</DELETED>
                                <DELETED>    (II) are conducted on--
                                </DELETED>
                                        <DELETED>    (aa) for the first 
                                        fiscal year after the date of 
                                        enactment of this Act, not less 
                                        than 60,000 acres;</DELETED>
                                        <DELETED>    (bb) for the 
                                        subsequent fiscal year, not 
                                        less than 80,000 acres; 
                                        and</DELETED>
                                        <DELETED>    (cc) for each 
                                        fiscal year thereafter until 
                                        the fiscal year in which at 
                                        least 1 ecological restoration 
                                        project for each National 
                                        Forest is initiated under 
                                        section 7, not less than 
                                        100,000 acres; and</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (ii) for each fiscal year after 
                        the fiscal year specified in subparagraph 
                        clause (i)(II)(cc), an ecological restoration 
                        project on each National Forest in the covered 
                        area with a gross planning area of not less 
                        than 25,000 acres.</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) Annual goals.--</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (i) In general.--Beginning in the 
                        first fiscal year after the date on which at 
                        least 1 ecological restoration project is 
                        initiated for each National Forest under 
                        section 8 and each fiscal year thereafter until 
                        the date on which the Initiative is completed, 
                        the Secretary may, subject to clause (ii), set 
                        annual acreage performance goals for projects 
                        that are predominantly comprised of mechanical 
                        treatment in the covered area that emphasize 
                        sawtimber as a byproduct consistent with the 
                        goals, and after considering the opportunities, 
                        described in subsection (b).</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (ii) Considerations.--In setting 
                        goals under clause (i), the Secretary shall 
                        consider--</DELETED>
                                <DELETED>    (I) any specific 
                                recommendations of the advisory panel 
                                relating to acreage treatment needs; 
                                and</DELETED>
                                <DELETED>    (II) advice provided by a 
                                collaborative group relating to acreage 
                                treatment needs.</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (C) Priority for restoration goals.--In 
                seeking to meet the restoration goals established under 
                subparagraph (A) or (B), the Secretary shall prioritize 
                for treatment--</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (i) any area located on a pilot 
                        landscape; and</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (ii) any area that has 
                        opportunities for reduced planning and 
                        implementation costs because of--</DELETED>
                                <DELETED>    (I) opportunities to work 
                                with a collaborative group on the 
                                project; or</DELETED>
                                <DELETED>    (II) opportunities to use 
                                non-Federal resources to complete the 
                                project.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (e) Prohibitions on Removal of Certain Trees.--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) Older trees.--Except as provided in paragraph 
        (2), the Secretary shall prohibit the cutting or removal of any 
        live tree located in the covered area that is 150 years of age 
        or older measured at breast height.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) Administrative exceptions.--</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) In general.--The prohibition described 
                in paragraph (1) shall not apply if the Secretary 
                determines that there is no reasonable alternative to 
                the cutting or removal of the tree to provide for a 
                safe administrative, public, or special use.</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) Notice requirement.--The Secretary 
                shall provide to the public and each relevant 
                collaborative group notice and an opportunity to 
                comment before making a determination under 
                subparagraph (A), unless the Secretary determines that 
                the cutting or removal of the tree is necessary to 
                respond to an emergency condition.</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (C) Application of decision notice.--
                </DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (i) In general.--Subject to clause 
                        (ii), if the Secretary, after considering the 
                        recommendations of the relevant collaborative 
                        group or the recommendations report issued 
                        under section 6(d), determines that the 
                        prohibition in paragraph (1) is infeasible to 
                        implement for a specific vegetation management 
                        project, the Secretary shall apply the Decision 
                        Notice with respect to the specific vegetation 
                        management project.</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (ii) Requirement.--In applying the 
                        Decision Notice to a specific vegetation 
                        management project under clause (i), the 
                        Secretary may make site-specific forest plan 
                        amendments to allow the cutting or removal of 
                        live trees greater than 21 inches in diameter 
                        at breast height that are younger than 150 
                        years old at breast height, the cutting or 
                        removal of which is necessary to meet the land 
                        management goals described in subsection 
                        (b)(1).</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (f) Limitations on Road Construction.--In carrying out any 
vegetation management project in the covered area, the Secretary 
shall--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) not construct any permanent road, unless the 
        Secretary determines that the road is a justifiable realignment 
        of a permanent road to restore or improve the ecological 
        structure, composition, and function and the natural processes 
        of the affected forest or watershed; and</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) by the earlier of the date on which the 
        vegetation management project is completed or the date that is 
        1 year after the activities for which the road was constructed 
        are complete, decommission any temporary road constructed to 
        carry out the vegetation management project by--</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) reestablishing vegetation on the road; 
                and</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) restoring any natural drainage, 
                watershed function, or other ecological processes that 
                are disrupted or adversely impacted by the road, 
                including by removing or hydrologically disconnecting 
                the road prism.</DELETED>

<DELETED>SEC. 5. WATERSHED MANAGEMENT.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    (a) Aquatic and Riparian Resources Management.--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) In general.--Within the covered area, each 
        vegetation management project in an area delineated under 
        subsection (b) shall protect and restore the aquatic and 
        riparian-dependent resources of the delineated area.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) Effects.--A project described in paragraph (1) 
        may result in short-term negative effects on the aquatic and 
        riparian-dependent resources of the delineated area if the 
        Secretary determines, after considering the best available 
        science, that the project would result in a net improvement to 
        the condition of those resources over the long term.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (b) Delineation of Areas.--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) Fish-bearing streams.--The Secretary shall 
        delineate each permanently flowing fishbearing stream and the 
        area extending away from each edge of the active stream channel 
        to include--</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) the top of the inner gorge;</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) the outer edges of the 100-year 
                floodplain;</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (C) the outer edges of riparian 
                vegetation;</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (D) a distance equal to the height of 2 
                site-potential trees; and</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (E) a slope distance of not less than 300 
                feet.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) Permanently flowing non-fishbearing streams.--
        The Secretary shall delineate each permanently flowing non-
        fishbearing stream and the area extending away from each edge 
        of the active stream channel to include--</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) the top of the inner gorge;</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) the outer edges of the 100-year flood 
                plain;</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (C) the outer edges of riparian 
                vegetation;</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (D) a distance equal to the height of 1 
                site-potential tree; and</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (E) a slope distance of not less than 150 
                feet.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (3) Ponds, lakes, reservoirs, and wetlands larger 
        than 1 acre.--The Secretary shall delineate each pond, lake, 
        reservoir, and wetland larger than 1 acre and the area 
        extending away from the high-water edges to include--</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) the outer edges of the riparian 
                vegetation;</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) the extent of the seasonally saturated 
                soil;</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (C) the extent of moderately and highly 
                unstable areas;</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (D) a distance equal to the height of 1 
                site-potential tree; and</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (E) a slope distance of--</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (i) if the area located in a 
                        watershed identified as key or priority under 
                        the applicable land and resource management 
                        plan, not less than 100 feet; or</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (ii) not less than 50 
                        feet.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (4) Intermittent streams, wetlands less than 1 
        acre, landslides, and landslide-prone areas.--The Secretary 
        shall delineate each wetland smaller than 1 acre, landslide, 
        landslide-prone area, intermittent stream channel, and the area 
        extending away from the edges of the wetland, landslide, 
        landslide-prone area, or intermittent stream channel to 
        include--</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) the top of the inner gorge;</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) the outer edges of the riparian 
                vegetation;</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (C) a distance equal to the height of 1 
                site-potential tree; and</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (D) a slope distance of--</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (i) if the area is located in a 
                        watershed identified as key or priority under 
                        the applicable land and resource management 
                        plan, not less than 100 feet; or</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (ii) not less than 50 
                        feet.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (c) Aquatic and Riparian Protection.--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph 
        (2), the Secretary shall comply with the aquatic and riparian 
        protection requirements of the applicable land and resource 
        management plan in existence on the date of enactment of this 
        Act in carrying out each vegetation management project in the 
        covered area.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) Modifications.--The Secretary may modify the 
        aquatic and riparian protection requirements described in 
        paragraph (1) if the Secretary determines, after considering 
        the best available science, that the modifications would meet 
        or exceed the goals of the aquatic and riparian protection 
        requirements.</DELETED>

<DELETED>SEC. 6. EASTSIDE FOREST SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL ADVISORY 
              PANEL.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    (a) In General.--Not later than 90 days after the date on 
which the Secretary selects the covered area, the Secretary shall 
establish an advisory panel--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) to be known as the ``Eastside Forest 
        Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel''; and</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) to advise the Secretary, collaborative groups, 
        and the public regarding the development and implementation 
        of--</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) goals to improve forest health, 
                watershed health, and related social and economic goals 
                in the covered area; and</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) projects needed to accomplish the 
                purposes of this Act.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (b) Composition.--The advisory panel shall be composed of 
9 members, each of whom shall have expertise in 1 or more of the 
following:</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) Silviculture.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) Timber economics.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (3) Road and logging engineering.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (4) Soil science and geology.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (5) Ecosystem services or natural resources 
        economics.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (6) Community economics or ecosystem workforce 
        development.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (7) Forest ecology.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (8) Aquatic and riparian ecology.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (9) Wildlife ecology.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (10) Fish Ecology.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (11) Ecological restoration.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (12) Invasive species control and 
        eradication.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (13) Wildland fire.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (14) Hydrology.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (15) Forest carbon life-cycle and 
        sequestration.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (16) Social science.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (c) Appointments.--The Secretary shall--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) ensure that the advisory panel includes 
        experts in a broad array of the fields described in subsection 
        (b); and</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) give consideration to the recommendations of 
        institutions of higher education (as defined in section 101(a) 
        of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001(a))), 
        professional societies, and other interested organizations and 
        persons.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (d) Duties.--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) Recommendations report.--</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) In general.--Not later than 180 days 
                after the date on which the Secretary appoints the 
                members of the advisory panel, the advisory panel, 
                after considering the best available science and 
                information, shall submit to the Secretary and make 
                available to the public a report that contains 
                recommendations regarding the manner by which the 
                Secretary may best achieve the purposes and goals and 
                consider the opportunities described in section 
                4(b).</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) Requirements.--The report shall 
                provide recommendations based on the best available 
                science--</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (i) for the size and scope of 
                        projects needed to accomplish the goals and 
                        consider the opportunities described in section 
                        4(b);</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (ii) for increasing local capacity 
                        to accomplish the goals and consider the 
                        opportunities described in section 
                        4(b);</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (iii) for hydrologically and 
                        ecologically restoring land and water by--
                        </DELETED>
                                <DELETED>    (I) decommissioning 
                                unnecessary and undesirable roads; 
                                and</DELETED>
                                <DELETED>    (II) reducing the 
                                environmental impact of necessary and 
                                desirable roads; and</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (iv) for each relevant plant 
                        association group--</DELETED>
                                <DELETED>    (I) for protecting and 
                                restoring terrestrial, aquatic, 
                                riparian, wildlife, fish, vegetation, 
                                soil, carbon, and other 
                                resources;</DELETED>
                                <DELETED>    (II) for the types of 
                                activities necessary and desirable to 
                                restore forest health and watershed 
                                health (including thinning, prescribed, 
                                and natural fire, and other appropriate 
                                activities);</DELETED>
                                <DELETED>    (III) for cases in which 
                                the cutting or removal of trees 
                                described in section 4(e)(1) would 
                                generally be considered to be 
                                ecologically appropriate; and</DELETED>
                                <DELETED>    (IV) for cases in which 
                                the cutting or removal of trees 
                                described in section 4(e)(2)(C) would 
                                generally be considered to be 
                                ecologically appropriate.</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (C) Administration.--</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (i) In general.--To the maximum 
                        extent practicable, the advisory panel shall 
                        achieve a consensus with respect to each 
                        recommendation included in the 
                        report.</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (ii) Inclusion of dissenting 
                        opinions.--If the advisory panel fails to 
                        achieve a consensus with respect to any 
                        recommendation included in the report, the 
                        report shall include each dissenting opinion 
                        relating to the recommendation.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) Review report.--Not later than 5 years after 
        the date on which the Secretary appoints the members of the 
        advisory panel, the advisory panel shall submit to the 
        Secretary and make available to the public a report providing--
        </DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) a quantitative and qualitative 
                assessment of the status of, and changes to, forest 
                health and watershed health in the covered area, 
                including the resiliency, aquatic function, and plant 
                composition, structure, and function; and</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) an assessment of the implementation of 
                the recommendations made under paragraph (1).</DELETED>

<DELETED>SEC. 7. ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION PROJECTS.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    (a) In General.--As soon as practicable after the date on 
which the Secretary selects the covered area, the Secretary shall, 
considering the opportunities described in section 4(b)(2), implement 
ecological restoration projects in the covered area to further the 
goals described in section 4(b).</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (b) Landscape-Scale Projects.--Subject to the availability 
of appropriations in accordance with section 12, the Secretary shall, 
to the maximum extent practicable, implement 1 or more ecological 
restoration projects with a gross planning area of 50,000 acres for 
each National Forest in the covered area that provide landscape-scale 
work within a watershed area not later than 3 years after the date on 
which the Secretary selects the covered area.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (c) Requirements.--In developing and implementing 
ecological restoration projects under this section, the Secretary shall 
consider--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) the best available science and data;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) the recommendations of the advisory panel; 
        and</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (3) the views of the relevant collaborative 
        groups.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (d) Net Road Reduction.--In developing ecological 
restoration projects under this Act, the Secretary shall examine 
opportunities for, and achieve, a net reduction in the permanent road 
system to improve forest and watershed health to the maximum extent 
practicable.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (e) Prioritization.--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) In general.--The Secretary shall prioritize 
        ecological restoration projects in the covered area considering 
        the requirements in subsection (c) and based on the degree to 
        which the ecological restoration projects would improve forest 
        health and watershed health, based on--</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) dry and moist forest plant association 
                groups; and</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) the need to sustain adequate levels of 
                industry infrastructure to accomplish the goals 
                described in section 4(b).</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) Inclusions.--In carrying out this section, the 
        types of projects the Secretary shall consider to be priority 
        projects include projects that--</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) reduce the risk of, and increase the 
                resistance and resiliency of the land to, 
                uncharacteristic disturbances, particularly if critical 
                components or values are at risk, including--</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (i) communities located in the 
                        wildland-urban interface (as defined in section 
                        101 of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 
                        2003 (16 U.S.C. 6511)); and</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (ii) valuable forest structures 
                        (including old growth and older mature 
                        trees);</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) restore the structure and composition 
                of forest stands at a high or moderate departure from 
                the historic range of variability;</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (C) accelerate the development of complex 
                forest structure in a young forest that has been 
                simplified through past management, such as by--
                </DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (i) creating spatial heterogeneity 
                        (including the creation of skips and gaps) 
                        using mechanical treatments to create wildlife 
                        habitat; and</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (ii) retaining biological legacies 
                        (including large standing, downed, live, and 
                        dead trees);</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (D) assist in the implementation of 
                community wildfire protection plans developed by at-
                risk communities (as those terms are defined in section 
                101 of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 (16 
                U.S.C. 6511));</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (E) use the value of merchantable sawlogs 
                and biomass to help offset the cost of ecological 
                restoration projects;</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (F) meet local and rural community needs 
                through a source that is selected on a best-value 
                basis; and</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (G) reduce the permanent road system to 
                improve forest health and watershed health.</DELETED>

<DELETED>SEC. 8. COLLABORATION.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    (a) Collaborative Groups.--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) In general.--To assist in the development of 
        the projects needed to accomplish the purposes of this Act in 
        the covered area, the Secretary shall consult with, and 
        consider the recommendations of, any collaborative group that 
        meets the criteria described in paragraph (2).</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) Collaborative groups.--A collaborative group 
        under paragraph (1) means a group that--</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) is interested in the implementation of 
                this Act;</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) includes multiple individuals 
                representing diverse interests that include--</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (i) environmental 
                        organizations;</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (ii) timber and forest products 
                        industry representatives; and</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (iii) county 
                        governments;</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (C) operates--</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (i) in a transparent and 
                        nonexclusive manner; and</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (ii) by consensus or in accordance 
                        with voting procedures to ensure a high degree 
                        of agreement among participants and across 
                        various interests; and</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (D) requires a level of participation 
                sufficient to ensure that members of the collaborative 
                group are adequately informed before each 
                decision.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (b) Multiparty Monitoring.--The Secretary, in consultation 
with the relevant collaborative groups, may develop a multiparty 
monitoring plan for any vegetation management project carried out under 
this Act.</DELETED>

<DELETED>SEC. 9. LARGE SCALE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    (a) Congressional Finding.--Congress finds that it is 
expected that the environmental impact statement described in 
subsection (b) would be adequate to support the requirements of the 
National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) for 
projects implemented under this section, as documented in subsequent 
agency decision documents.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (b) Requirements.--The Secretary shall prepare a large 
scale environmental impact statement that is adequate under the 
National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) to 
support a record of decision for vegetation management projects under 
this section in National Forests in the eastern part of the State for 
projects--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) that are located wholly in dry ponderosa pine 
        and dry mixed conifer forests types;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) that are located on a pilot 
        landscape;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (3) that are endorsed by or the product of a 
        collaborative group; and</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (4) no portion of which are located in an 
        inventoried roadless area.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (c) Completion Date.--The Secretary shall complete the 
record of decision for the large scale environmental impact statement 
under subsection (b) not later than 1 year after the date of enactment 
of this Act.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (d) Timeliness.--Any legal challenge to the environmental 
impact statement and record of decision under this section shall be 
filed not later than 120 days after the record of decision is signed by 
the Secretary.</DELETED>

<DELETED>SEC. 10. COOPERATIVE PARTNERSHIP.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    (a) Forest Planning.--Section 327(b)(2) of the Department 
of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996 (16 
U.S.C. 1611 note; Public Law 104-134) is amended by inserting after 
``may include'' the following: ``expenditures for forest planning 
activities necessary for timber sales for projects that are on a pilot 
landscape (as defined in section 3 of the Oregon Eastside Forests 
Restoration, Old Growth Protection, and Jobs Act of 2013) 
and''.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (b) Cooperative Forest Innovation Partnership Projects.--
Section 13B of the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978 (16 
U.S.C. 2109b) is amended by adding at the end the following:</DELETED>
<DELETED>    ``(d) Regulations.--Not later than 90 days after the date 
of enactment of the Oregon Eastside Forests Restoration, Old Growth 
Protection, and Jobs Act of 2013, the Secretary shall promulgate 
regulations to implement the authority of the Secretary under that 
Act.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    ``(e) Cooperation With State Governments.--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    ``(1) In general.--Not later than 180 days after 
        the date of enactment of the Oregon Eastside Forests 
        Restoration, Old Growth Protection, and Jobs Act of 2013, the 
        Secretary shall carry out a project to support the ability of 
        the Department of Agriculture to address the restoration of 
        forests in cooperation with States.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    ``(2) Eligible areas.--A project under paragraph 
        (1) may be carried out on a pilot landscape (as defined in 
        section 3 of the Oregon Eastside Forests Restoration, Old 
        Growth Protection, and Jobs Act of 2013).</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    ``(3) Funding.--The Secretary shall use not more 
        than 5 percent of the funds for the `Forest Health-Federal 
        Lands' budget line item made available under the State and 
        Private Forestry appropriation to pay not more than 50 percent 
        of the total cost of carrying out a project under paragraph 
        (1).''.</DELETED>

<DELETED>SEC. 11. ADMINISTRATION.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    (a) Effect.--Nothing in this Act affects--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) any right described in a treaty between an 
        Indian tribe and the United States; or</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) any biological opinion, including any opinion 
        associated with the aquatic and riparian protection 
        requirements of applicable land and resource management 
        plans.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (b) No Retroactive Effect During Transition.--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) Vegetation management projects.--The 
        provisions of this Act shall not apply to a vegetation 
        management project that is--</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) initiated, either through a scoping 
                notice or a notice of intent, more than 180 days before 
                the date on which the Secretary selects the covered 
                area under section 4(a)(1); or</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) approved or under contract before the 
                date on which the Secretary selects the covered area 
                under section 4(a)(1).</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) Recommendations report.--The completion of the 
        Eastside Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel 
        recommendations report shall not automatically compel an 
        amendment or revision of any vegetation management project 
        initiated, approved, or under contract before the date on which 
        the recommendations report is completed.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (3) Forest plans.--The completion of the Eastside 
        Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel recommendations report 
        shall not automatically compel an amendment or revision of any 
        existing forest plan.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (c) Applicable Law.--The Secretary shall carry out this 
Act in accordance with applicable law (including 
regulations).</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (d) Principal Agency Contact.--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) Selection.--The Secretary shall select a 
        principal agency contact for the implementation of this 
        Act.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) Duties.--The principal agency contact shall--
        </DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) serve as the point-of-contact for the 
                advisory panel; and</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) facilitate communications among--
                </DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (i) the advisory panel;</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (ii) collaborative 
                        groups;</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (iii) employees of the Forest 
                        Service; and</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    (iv) any other stakeholders 
                        (including the public).</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (e) Reporting.--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) In general.--The Secretary shall prepare a 
        report on the implementation of this Act--</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) not later than 5 years after the date 
                on which the Secretary selects the covered area; 
                and</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) 2 years before the date referred to in 
                subsection (e)(1).</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) Contents.--The reports required under 
        paragraph (1) shall, for each National Forest in the covered 
        area, assess the progress toward accomplishing--</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) the purposes of this Act; 
                and</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) the performance goals established 
                under section 4(d).</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (f) Termination of Authority.--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) In general.--The authorities under this Act 
        (other than the authorities under sections 4(e) and 5(c)) shall 
        terminate on the date that is 15 years after the date of 
        enactment of this Act.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) Effect.--Nothing in this subsection affects a 
        valid contract in effect on the date described in paragraph 
        (1).</DELETED>

<DELETED>SEC. 12. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    (a) In General.--Subject to subsection (c), there is 
authorized to be appropriated $50,000,000 to carry out this Act, to 
remain available until expended.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (b) Use.--Any amounts appropriated to the Secretary under 
subsection (a) may be used to support implementation of any cost-
sharing authorities provided by this Act.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (c) Limitation.--Amounts expended to carry out provisions 
of this Act that are not subject to a cost-sharing requirement shall 
not reduce the allocations of appropriated funds to the Secretary for 
use in--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) other National Forests not included in the 
        covered area;</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) other States; or</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (3) other Regions of the Forest Service.</DELETED>

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Oregon Eastside 
Forests Restoration, Old Growth Protection, and Jobs Act of 2013''.
    (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents of this Act is as 
follows:

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.

      TITLE I--FOREST RESTORATION, OLD GROWTH PROTECTION, AND JOBS

Sec. 101. Definitions.
Sec. 102. Forest management.
Sec. 103. Restoration goals.
Sec. 104. Aquatic and riparian resources management.
Sec. 105. Eastside Forest Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel.
Sec. 106. Ecological restoration projects.
Sec. 107. Collaboration.
Sec. 108. Large-scale environmental impact statement.
Sec. 109. Administration.
Sec. 110. Authorization of appropriations.

               TITLE II--COOPERATIVE PARTNERSHIP FUNDING

Sec. 201. Forest planning.
Sec. 202. Cooperative forest innovation partnership projects.

      TITLE I--FOREST RESTORATION, OLD GROWTH PROTECTION, AND JOBS

SEC. 101. DEFINITIONS.

    In this title:
            (1) Advisory panel.--The term ``advisory panel'' means the 
        Eastside Forest Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel 
        established under section 105(a).
            (2) Collaborative group.--The term ``collaborative group'' 
        means a group of individuals that meets the requirements of 
        section 107(b).
            (3) Covered area.--The term ``covered area'' means the 
        national forests within the State that are not within the area 
        covered by the document entitled ``Record of Decision for 
        Amendments to Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management 
        Planning Documents Within the Range of the Northern Spotted 
        Owl'' and dated April 1994.
            (4) Forest health.--The term ``forest health'' means 
        conditions that enable a forest to be resistant and resilient 
        to disturbance events and to support natural ecosystem and 
        hydrologic processes, functions, and structures, including 
        viable populations of native wildlife and ecosystem services.
            (5) Inventoried roadless area.--The term ``inventoried 
        roadless area'' means 1 of the areas identified in the set of 
        inventoried roadless area maps contained in the document 
        entitled ``Forest Service Roadless Areas Conservation, Final 
        Environmental Impact Statement, Volume 2'' and dated November 
        2000.
            (6) National forest system.--The term ``National Forest 
        System'' has the meaning given the term in section 11(a) of the 
        Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 
        (16 U.S.C. 1609(a)).
            (7) Plant association group.--
                    (A) In general.--The term ``plant association 
                group'' means a description of a plant community that--
                            (i) would potentially, in the absence of a 
                        disturbance, occupy a site; and
                            (ii) may be aggregated into 1 or more 
                        groups based on similarities in plant species, 
                        composition, environment, and productivity.
                    (B) Inclusion.--The term ``plant association 
                group'' includes, with respect to a forested site, 
                species representing tree, shrub, and herbaceous 
                layers.
            (8) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
        of Agriculture (acting through the Chief of the Forest 
        Service).
            (9) Spatial heterogeneity.--The term ``spatial 
        heterogeneity'' means trees and other structural elements of 
        the forest landscape that have a nonuniform, diversely 
        clustered spatial arrangement.
            (10) State.--The term ``State'' means the State of Oregon.
            (11) Vegetation management project.--
                    (A) In general.--The term ``vegetation management 
                project'' means a project involving activities that 
                manipulate vegetation.
                    (B) Inclusions.--The term ``vegetation management 
                project'' includes--
                            (i) ecological restoration or fuel 
                        reduction projects;
                            (ii) harvesting timber;
                            (iii) prescribed burning; and
                            (iv) thinning trees, brush, weeds, or 
                        grass.
            (12) Watershed area.--The term ``watershed area'' means 1 
        or more subwatersheds (also known as 6th code hydrologic 
        units).
            (13) Watershed health.--The term ``watershed health'' means 
        the range of landscape conditions that enable riparian, 
        aquatic, and wetland ecosystems to create and sustain 
        functional habitats capable of supporting diverse populations 
        of native aquatic- and riparian-dependent species.

SEC. 102. FOREST MANAGEMENT.

    (a) Application.--The Secretary shall implement this title in the 
covered area during the 15-year period beginning on the date of 
enactment of this Act.
    (b) Land Management Goals.--
            (1) In general.--Taking into consideration the best 
        available science, the Secretary shall seek in the covered 
        area--
                    (A) to conserve and restore forest and watershed 
                health;
                    (B) to reduce the risk of, and increase the 
                resistance and resiliency of the land to, 
                uncharacteristic disturbances;
                    (C) to allow for characteristic natural 
                disturbances; and
                    (D) to harvest wood to maintain the appropriate 
                scale of industry infrastructure to accomplish the 
                goals described in subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C).
            (2) Forest management.--To achieve the goals of paragraph 
        (1) in the forested land in the covered area, the Secretary 
        shall consider opportunities--
                    (A) to reduce the basal area in overstocked forest 
                stands;
                    (B) to increase the mean diameter of forest stands;
                    (C) to maintain or create a forest composition that 
                focuses on more fire- and drought-tolerant species;
                    (D) to restore historic levels of within-forest 
                stand spatial heterogeneity;
                    (E) to conserve and restore old growth;
                    (F) to conserve and restore population levels of 
                older trees;
                    (G) to conserve and restore ecologically 
                sustainable forest stands and landscapes to incorporate 
                characteristic forest stand structures and older tree 
                populations;
                    (H) to harvest wood and use the value of 
                merchantable sawlogs and biomass to help offset the 
                cost of improving forest health and watershed health;
                    (I) to restore or maintain sustainable and fire-
                resilient conditions in perpetuity through active 
                management (including management through prescribed or 
                wildland fire and mechanical treatments);
                    (J) to restore or maintain ecologically appropriate 
                spatial complexity (including a range of open to dense 
                forest patches at scales from the forest stand to the 
                landscape);
                    (K) to conduct vegetation management projects that 
                create an uneven-aged mosaic of isolated individual 
                trees, clumps of trees, and openings to enhance the 
                spatial heterogeneity of the forest landscape;
                    (L) to restore or maintain understory plant 
                communities that reflect a composition and condition 
                that is appropriate for the forest type, including 
                native ground cover and limiting exotic and invasive 
                species;
                    (M) to increase stakeholder participation through 
                collaborative groups; and
                    (N) to restore and maintain the historic complement 
                of aspen, willows, and other native hardwoods in 
                riparian and upland ecosystems, including by--
                            (i) removing conifers that have invaded 
                        hardwood sites and overtopped hardwoods or have 
                        invaded wet and dry meadow systems;
                            (ii) restoring fire to hardwood ecosystems; 
                        and
                            (iii) creating barriers around hardwood 
                        sites to reduce ungulate pressure.
    (c) Planning.--To achieve the goals described in subsection (b), 
the Secretary shall--
            (1) use landscape-scale planning based on watershed 
        boundaries as a tool to implement vegetation management and 
        ecological restoration projects in the covered area; and
            (2) seek to achieve planning and implementation 
        efficiencies on projects carried out under this title by 
        working with--
                    (A) the relevant collaborative group;
                    (B) the advisory panel; and
                    (C) other partners.
    (d) Older Tree Retention.--
            (1) In general.--In developing and implementing any project 
        in the covered area, the Secretary shall--
                    (A) identify, based on the protocols developed 
                under paragraph (2), trees that are 150 years of age or 
                older, as measured at breast height; and
                    (B) retain the trees described in subparagraph (A).
            (2) Protocol.--The Secretary, in collaboration with the 
        advisory panel, based on the best available science, shall 
        develop protocols for identifying trees that are 150 years of 
        age or older, as measured at breast height.
            (3) Exceptions.--
                    (A) In general.--The retention objectives described 
                in paragraph (1)(B) shall not apply if the Secretary 
                determines that 1 of the following applies:
                            (i) Administrative exceptions.--There is no 
                        reasonable alternative to the cutting or 
                        removal of trees that are 150 years of age or 
                        older, as measured at breast height, to provide 
                        for public safety, administrative necessity, or 
                        special uses, such as rights of way.
                            (ii) Restoration project exceptions.--The 
                        Secretary determines that the cutting or 
                        removal of trees that are 150 years of age or 
                        older, as measured at breast height, is needed 
                        to help implement and fund restoration 
                        projects, subject to the conditions that--
                                    (I) no tree that is 200 years of 
                                age or older, as measured at breast 
                                height, may be cut;
                                    (II) only as many trees as are 
                                needed to fund restoration work that 
                                protects and enhances the resiliency of 
                                trees that are 200 years of age or 
                                older, as measured at breast height, 
                                may be cut;
                                    (III) the removal of trees that are 
                                150 years of age or older, as measured 
                                at breast height, and less than 200 
                                years of age, as measured at breast 
                                height, shall not exceed 50 percent of 
                                the population of those trees in the 
                                project area; and
                                    (IV) there would be sufficient old-
                                growth tree replacements remaining in 
                                the project area.
                    (B) Notice requirement.--The Secretary shall 
                provide to the public and collaborative groups notice 
                and an opportunity to comment before making a 
                determination under subparagraph (A), unless the 
                Secretary determines that the cutting or removal of the 
                tree is necessary to respond to an emergency condition.
            (4) Application.--The retention requirements of this 
        subsection shall not--
                    (A) apply to any other forests in the National 
                Forest System outside of the covered area; or
                    (B) establish a precedent for setting age limits on 
                trees that may be cut on any National Forest System 
                land.
    (e) Limitations on Road Construction.--In carrying out any 
vegetation management project in the covered area, the Secretary--
            (1) shall not construct any permanent road, unless the 
        Secretary determines that the road is a justifiable realignment 
        of a permanent road to restore or improve the ecological 
        structure, composition, and function and the natural processes 
        of the affected forest or watershed; and
            (2) by the earlier of the date on which the vegetation 
        management project is completed and the date that is 1 year 
        after the activities for which the road was constructed are 
        complete, shall decommission any temporary road constructed to 
        carry out the vegetation management project.
    (f) Monitoring and Adaptive Management.--In carrying out this 
title, the Secretary--
            (1) shall ensure that the projects developed pursuant to 
        this title include monitoring to inform an assessment of the 
        effectiveness of treatments and adaptive management of future 
        projects; and
            (2) in consultation with the relevant collaborative groups, 
        may develop for a vegetation management project carried out 
        under this title a multiparty monitoring plan, which shall take 
        into consideration the recommendations of the advisory panel.

SEC. 103. RESTORATION GOALS.

    (a) Performance Goals.--
            (1) In general.--Not later than 60 days after the date on 
        which the Secretary selects the covered area, the Secretary, in 
        consultation with the relevant collaborative groups, may 
        establish performance objectives, in addition to the goals 
        established by section 102(b), which the Secretary shall seek 
        to achieve for the covered area, consistent with those goals 
        and the purposes of this title.
            (2) Term.--Subject to paragraph (4), each performance goal 
        established under paragraph (1) shall be measured annually for 
        a period of 15 years.
            (3) Additions.--The Secretary may develop additional 
        performance goals that the Secretary determines to be 
        appropriate during the period established by paragraph (2).
            (4) Prioritization.--Subject to the limitations described 
        in section 110(c), the Secretary shall prioritize the 
        vegetation management project and hazardous fuels reduction 
        program activities in the covered area to achieve the 
        performance goals established under this subsection.
    (b)  Restoration Goals.--
            (1) In general.--Within the covered area, consistent with 
        the goals, and after considering the opportunities, described 
        in subsection (a), the Secretary shall, to the maximum extent 
        practicable, prepare, offer, and promptly implement--
                    (A) projects that--
                            (i) are predominantly comprised of 
                        mechanical treatment in the covered area that 
                        emphasize sawtimber as a byproduct; and
                            (ii) are conducted on--
                                    (I) for the first fiscal year after 
                                the date of enactment of this Act, not 
                                less than 60,000 acres;
                                    (II) for the subsequent fiscal 
                                year, not less than 80,000 acres; and
                                    (III) for each fiscal year 
                                thereafter until the fiscal year in 
                                which at least 1 ecological restoration 
                                project for each National Forest is 
                                initiated under section 106, not less 
                                than 100,000 acres; and
                    (B) for each fiscal year after the fiscal year 
                specified in subparagraph (A)(ii)(III), an ecological 
                restoration project on each National Forest in the 
                covered area with a gross planning area of not less 
                than 25,000 acres.
            (2) Annual goals.--
                    (A) In general.--Beginning in the first fiscal year 
                after the date on which at least 1 ecological 
                restoration project is initiated for each National 
                Forest under section 106 and each fiscal year 
                thereafter until the date on which the project is 
                completed, the Secretary may establish, subject to 
                subparagraph (B), annual acreage performance goals for 
                each project that is predominantly comprised of 
                mechanical treatment in the covered area that emphasize 
                sawtimber as a byproduct consistent with the goals, and 
                after considering the opportunities, described in 
                subsection (b).
                    (B) Considerations.--In establishing the goals 
                under subparagraph (A), the Secretary shall take into 
                consideration--
                            (i) any specific recommendations of the 
                        advisory panel relating to acreage treatment 
                        needs; and
                            (ii) advice provided by a collaborative 
                        group relating to acreage treatment needs.
            (3) Priority for restoration goals.--In seeking to meet the 
        restoration goals established under paragraph (2), the 
        Secretary shall prioritize for treatment any area that has 
        opportunities for reduced planning and implementation costs 
        because of--
                    (A) opportunities to work with a collaborative 
                group on the project; or
                    (B) opportunities to use non-Federal resources to 
                complete the project.

SEC. 104. AQUATIC AND RIPARIAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT.

    (a) Primary Focus.--The primary focus of aquatic and riparian 
protection activities in the covered area shall be to protect, 
maintain, and restore natural ecological functions and processes 
beneficial to water quality and quantity, including temperature and 
turbidity, native fish and wildlife, and watershed resilience.
    (b) Desired Watershed Conditions.--Desired watershed conditions 
shall include maintaining or enhancing riparian processes and 
conditions, including stable slopes, wood and nutrient delivery to 
aquatic and terrestrial systems, stream shade, microclimate, water 
quantity, and water quality, to ensure that the watersheds--
            (1) operate consistently with local disturbance regimes; 
        and
            (2) support native flora and fauna.
    (c) Strategy.--The Secretary shall--
            (1) develop an aquatic and riparian conservation strategy 
        that incorporates--
                    (A) riparian management areas;
                    (B) key watersheds;
                    (C) watershed analysis;
                    (D) watershed restoration; and
                    (E) monitoring; and
            (2) use as the basis for watershed, aquatic, and riparian 
        ecosystem management and restoration the interaction of the 
        elements described in paragraph (1) at the watershed or 
        landscape scale.
    (d) Modifications.--The Secretary may modify the aquatic and 
riparian protection standards under subsection (a) if the Secretary 
determines, taking into consideration the best available science, that 
the modifications would meet or exceed the goals and standards of the 
aquatic and riparian protection requirements of subsection (e).
    (e) Requirement.--The management activities carried out within the 
covered area shall not retard or prevent the attainment of--
            (1) the aquatic, riparian, and watershed goals described in 
        this section; and
            (2) the goals of applicable resource management plans, 
        biological opinions, and water quality standards in effect on 
        the date of enactment of this Act.

SEC. 105. EASTSIDE FOREST SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL ADVISORY PANEL.

    (a) In General.--Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment 
of this Act, the Secretary shall establish an advisory panel, to be 
known as the ``Eastside Forest Scientific and Technical Advisory 
Panel'', to advise the Secretary, collaborative groups, and the public 
regarding the development and implementation of--
            (1) goals and performance measures to improve forest 
        health, watershed health, and related social and economic goals 
        in the covered area; and
            (2) projects needed to accomplish the goals of this title.
    (b) Composition.--The advisory panel shall be composed of 9 
members, each of whom shall have expertise in 1 or more of the 
following:
            (1) Silviculture.
            (2) Timber economics.
            (3) Road and logging engineering.
            (4) Soil science and geology.
            (5) Ecosystem services or natural resources economics.
            (6) Community economics or ecosystem workforce development.
            (7) Forest ecology.
            (8) Aquatic and riparian ecology.
            (9) Wildlife ecology.
            (10) Fish ecology.
            (11) Ecological restoration.
            (12) Invasive species control and eradication.
            (13) Wildland fire.
            (14) Hydrology.
            (15) Forest carbon lifecycle and sequestration.
            (16) Social science.
    (c) Appointments.--The Secretary shall--
            (1) ensure that the advisory panel includes experts in a 
        broad array of the fields described in subsection (b); and
            (2) give consideration to the recommendations of 
        institutions of higher education (as defined in section 101(a) 
        of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001(a)), 
        professional societies, and other interested organizations and 
        individuals.
    (d) Duties.--
            (1) Recommendations report.--
                    (A) In general.--Not later than 180 days after the 
                date on which the Secretary appoints the members of the 
                advisory panel, the advisory panel, taking into 
                consideration the best available science and 
                information, shall submit to the Secretary, who shall 
                make available to the public a report that contains 
                recommendations regarding the manner by which the 
                Secretary can best achieve the purposes and goals, and 
                consider the opportunities, described in section 
                102(b).
                    (B) Requirements.--The report under subparagraph 
                (A) shall provide recommendations based on the best 
                available science regarding--
                            (i) the size and scope of projects needed 
                        to accomplish the goals and consider the 
                        opportunities described in section 102(b);
                            (ii) increasing local capacity to 
                        accomplish the goals and consider the 
                        opportunities described in section 102(b);
                            (iii) hydrologically and ecologically 
                        restoring land and water by--
                                    (I) decommissioning unnecessary and 
                                undesirable roads; and
                                    (II) reducing the environmental 
                                impact of necessary and desirable 
                                roads; and
                            (iv) actions for each relevant plant 
                        association group, taking into account current 
                        or future potential vegetation and soil types 
                        that--
                                    (I) protect and restore 
                                terrestrial, aquatic, riparian, 
                                wildlife, fish, vegetation, soil, 
                                carbon, and other resources; and
                                    (II) would be necessary and 
                                desirable to restore forest health and 
                                watershed health (including thinning, 
                                prescribed, and natural fire and other 
                                appropriate activities); and
                            (v) monitoring protocols to evaluate the 
                        success of the vegetation management projects 
                        and ecological restoration projects on the 
                        covered area in meeting the goals and 
                        objectives of this title.
                    (C) Administration.--
                            (i) In general.--To the maximum extent 
                        practicable, the advisory panel shall achieve a 
                        consensus with respect to each recommendation 
                        included in the report under this paragraph.
                            (ii) Inclusion of dissenting opinions.--If 
                        the advisory panel fails to achieve a consensus 
                        with respect to any recommendation included in 
                        the report under this paragraph, the report 
                        shall include each dissenting opinion relating 
                        to the recommendation.
            (2) Review report.--Not later than 5 years after the date 
        on which the Secretary appoints the members of the advisory 
        panel, the advisory panel shall submit to the Secretary and 
        make available to the public a report providing--
                    (A) a quantitative and qualitative assessment of 
                the status of, and changes to, forest health and 
                watershed health in the covered area, including the 
                resiliency, aquatic function, and plant composition, 
                structure, and function; and
                    (B) an assessment of the implementation of the 
                recommendations made under paragraph (1).

SEC. 106. ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION PROJECTS.

    (a) In General.--As soon as practicable after the date of enactment 
of this Act, the Secretary shall implement, taking into consideration 
the annual goals described in section 103(b)(2), ecological restoration 
projects in the covered area to support the land management goals 
described in section 102(b).
    (b) Landscape-scale Projects.--Subject to the availability of 
appropriations under section 110, the Secretary shall implement, to the 
maximum extent practicable, 1 or more ecological restoration projects 
with a gross planning area of 50,000 acres for each National Forest in 
the covered area that provide landscape-scale work within a watershed 
area by not later than 3 years after the date on which the Secretary 
selects the covered area.
    (c) Criteria.--In developing and implementing ecological 
restoration projects under this section, the Secretary shall consider--
            (1) the best available science and data;
            (2) the recommendations of the advisory panel;
            (3) the views of collaborative groups; and
            (4) dry and moist forest plant association groups.
    (d) Net Road Reduction.--In developing ecological restoration 
projects under this section, the Secretary shall examine opportunities 
for, and achieve, a net reduction in the permanent road system to 
improve forest and watershed health, to the maximum extent practicable.
    (e) Prioritization.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary shall prioritize ecological 
        restoration projects in the covered area, taking into 
        consideration--
                    (A) the criteria described in subsection (c); and
                    (B) the degree to which the ecological restoration 
                projects would improve forest health and watershed 
                health.
            (2) Priorities.--In selecting and planning ecological 
        restoration projects, the Secretary shall prioritize projects 
        that--
                    (A) reduce the risk of, and increase the resistance 
                and resiliency of the land to, uncharacteristic 
                disturbances, particularly if critical components or 
                values are at risk, including--
                            (i) communities located in the wildland-
                        urban interface (as defined in section 101 of 
                        the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 (16 
                        U.S.C. 6511)); and
                            (ii) valuable forest structures (including 
                        old growth and older mature trees);
                    (B) restore the structure and composition of forest 
                stands at a high or moderate departure from the 
                historic range of variability;
                    (C) sustain the appropriate scale of industry 
                infrastructure to accomplish the goals described in 
                section 102(b);
                    (D) accelerate the development of complex forest 
                structure in a young forest that has been simplified 
                through past management, such as by--
                            (i) creating spatial heterogeneity 
                        (including the creation of skips and gaps) 
                        using mechanical treatments to create wildlife 
                        habitat; and
                            (ii) retaining biological legacies 
                        (including large standing, downed, live, and 
                        dead trees);
                    (E) assist in the implementation of community 
                wildfire protection plans developed by at-risk 
                communities (as those terms are defined in section 101 
                of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 (16 
                U.S.C. 6511));
                    (F) use the value of merchantable sawlogs and 
                biomass to help offset the cost of ecological 
                restoration projects;
                    (G) meet local and rural community needs through a 
                source that is selected on a best-value basis;
                    (H) reduce the permanent road system to improve 
                forest health and watershed health; and
                    (I) help recover aspen, willows, and other native 
                hardwoods in riparian and upland ecosystems.

SEC. 107. COLLABORATION.

    (a) In General.--To assist in the development of the projects 
needed to accomplish the purposes of this title in the covered area, 
the Secretary shall consult with, and consider the recommendations of, 
any collaborative group that meets the criteria described in subsection 
(b).
    (b) Criteria.--A collaborative group referred to in subsection (a) 
is a group that--
            (1) is interested in the implementation of this title;
            (2) includes multiple individuals representing diverse 
        interests, including--
                    (A) environmental organizations;
                    (B) timber and forest products industry 
                representatives; and
                    (C) county governments;
            (3) operates--
                    (A) in a transparent and nonexclusive manner; and
                    (B) by consensus or in accordance with voting 
                procedures to ensure a high degree of agreement among 
                participants and across various interests; and
            (4) requires a level of participation sufficient to ensure 
        that members of the collaborative group are adequately informed 
        before making each decision.

SEC. 108. LARGE-SCALE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary shall carry out vegetation 
management projects and ecological restoration projects under this 
section in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.).
    (b) Environmental Impact Statement.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary shall prepare 1 landscape-
        scale environmental impact statement for purposes of compliance 
        with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 
        4321 et seq.) for vegetation management projects and ecological 
        restoration projects carried out under this title in National 
        Forests in the eastern part of the State that share ecological 
        conditions and resource issues, including projects--
                    (A) that are located wholly in dry ponderosa pine 
                and dry mixed conifer forests types;
                    (B) that are endorsed by, or are the product of, a 
                collaborative group; and
                    (C) no portion of which are located in an 
                inventoried roadless area.
            (2) Use.--The large-scale environmental impact statement 
        under paragraph (1) shall be used as the basis for decisions on 
        covered vegetation management projects and ecological 
        restoration projects, except for limited projects--
                    (A) that are developed after the completion of the 
                environmental impact statement; and
                    (B) for which the environmental impact statement 
                does not adequately analyze the work to be performed.
    (c) Completion Date.--The Secretary shall complete the record of 
decision for the large-scale environmental impact statement under 
subsection (b) by not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of 
this Act.
    (d) Timeliness.--A legal challenge to the environmental impact 
statement and record of decision under this section shall be filed by 
not later than 120 days after the date on which the record of decision 
is signed by the Secretary.

SEC. 109. ADMINISTRATION.

    (a) Effect of Title.--Nothing in this title affects--
            (1) any right described in a treaty between an Indian tribe 
        and the United States; or
            (2) any biological opinion, including any opinion 
        associated with the aquatic and riparian protection 
        requirements of applicable land and resource management plans.
    (b) No Retroactive Effect.--
            (1) Vegetation management projects.--This title shall not 
        apply to a vegetation management project that is--
                    (A) initiated, through a scoping notice or a notice 
                of intent, more than 180 days before the date of 
                enactment of this Act; or
                    (B) approved or under contract before the date of 
                enactment of this Act.
            (2) Recommendations report.--The completion of the 
        recommendations report of the advisory panel under section 
        105(d)(2) shall not automatically compel an amendment or 
        revision to--
                    (A) any vegetation management project initiated, 
                approved, or under contract before the date on which 
                the recommendations report is completed; or
                    (B) any existing forest plan.
    (c) Applicable Law.--The Secretary shall carry out this title in 
accordance with applicable law (including regulations).
    (d) Principal Agency Contact.--
            (1) Selection.--The Secretary shall select a principal 
        agency contact for the implementation of this title.
            (2) Duties.--The principal agency contact shall--
                    (A) serve as the point-of-contact for the advisory 
                panel;
                    (B) facilitate communications among--
                            (i) the advisory panel;
                            (ii) collaborative groups;
                            (iii) employees of the Forest Service; and
                            (iv) any other stakeholders (including the 
                        public).
    (e) Reporting.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary shall prepare a report on 
        the implementation of this title--
                    (A) not later than 5 years after the date on which 
                the Secretary selects the covered area; but
                    (B) not earlier than 2 years before the date 
                described in subparagraph (A).
            (2) Contents.--The reports required under paragraph (1) 
        shall assess, for each National Forest in the covered area, the 
        progress achieved in accomplishing--
                    (A) the purposes of this title; and
                    (B) the performance goals established under section 
                103.
    (f) Termination of Authority.--
            (1) In general.--The authority provided by this title shall 
        terminate on the date that is 15 years after the date of 
        enactment of this Act.
            (2) Effect.--Nothing in this subsection affects a valid 
        contract in effect on the date described in paragraph (1).

SEC. 110. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    (a) In General.--Subject to subsection (c), there is authorized to 
be appropriated $50,000,000 to carry out this title, to remain 
available until expended.
    (b) Use.--Any amounts appropriated to the Secretary under 
subsection (a) may be used to support implementation of any cost-
sharing authorities provided by this title.
    (c) Effect on Other Funds.--The Secretary may not divert funding 
from a National Forest or grassland outside of the State to meet the 
performance requirements of this title.
    (d) Reprogramming Authority.--
            (1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), after 
        submitting to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
        Representatives and the Senate a notice, the Secretary may 
        reprogram any funds--
                    (A) made available to the Secretary through an 
                appropriation for the National Forest System; and
                    (B) allocated to be used on the National Forests in 
                the covered area.
            (2) Exception.--No funds appropriated for a recreation or 
        grazing activity may be subject to reprogramming under 
        paragraph (1).

               TITLE II--COOPERATIVE PARTNERSHIP FUNDING

SEC. 201. FOREST PLANNING.

    Section 327(b)(2) of the Department of the Interior and Related 
Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996 (16 U.S.C. 1611 note; Public Law 104-
134) is amended by inserting ``expenditures for forest planning 
activities necessary for timber sales for projects that are located on 
any landscape that receives funding under section 4004 of the Omnibus 
Public Land Management Act of 2009 (16 U.S.C. 7304) and'' after ``may 
include''.

SEC. 202. COOPERATIVE FOREST INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP PROJECTS.

    Section 13B of the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978 (16 
U.S.C. 2109b) is amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(d) Regulations.--Not later than 90 days after the date of 
enactment of the Oregon Eastside Forests Restoration, Old Growth 
Protection, and Jobs Act of 2013, the Secretary shall promulgate 
regulations to implement the authority of the Secretary under that Act.
    ``(e) Cooperation With State Governments.--
            ``(1) Projects authorized.--Not later than 180 days after 
        the date of enactment of the Oregon Eastside Forests 
        Restoration, Old Growth Protection, and Jobs Act of 2013, the 
        Secretary, in cooperation with the States, shall carry out 
        projects to support the ability of the Department of 
        Agriculture to address the restoration of National Forests in 
        eligible areas.
            ``(2) Eligible areas.--A project under paragraph (1) may be 
        carried out on--
                    ``(A) the covered area (as defined in section 101 
                of the Oregon Eastside Forests Restoration, Old Growth 
                Protection, and Jobs Act of 2013); and
                    ``(B) any additional areas of the National Forest 
                System that the Secretary selects to carry out 
                paragraph (1).
            ``(3) Funding.--For each fiscal year, the Secretary shall 
        use not more than 5 percent of the funds made available for 
        forest health on Federal land under the heading `state and 
        private forestry' of title III of an appropriations Act making 
        funds available to the Department of the Interior to pay for 
        not more than 50 percent of the total cost of carrying out 
        paragraph (1).''.
                                                       Calendar No. 407

113th CONGRESS

  2d Session

                                S. 1301

                          [Report No. 113-180]

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                                 A BILL

To provide for the restoration of forest landscapes, protection of old 
  growth forests, and management of national forests in the eastside 
                    forests of the State of Oregon.

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                              June 2, 2014

                       Reported with an amendment