Summary: H.R.1572 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1572. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (03/06/2019)

Botanical Sciences and Native Plant Materials Research, Restoration, and Promotion Act

This bill directs the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, and other appropriate entities to support a program of intramural and extramural botanical science research to support the land management responsibilities of the Department of the Interior. Interior may hire additional personnel to augment its expertise in the botanical sciences.

Interior's land management agencies and the Forest Service shall give preference to using locally adapted native plant materials when undertaking land management activities on lands under their respective jurisdictions.

Specified federal agencies shall collaborate regarding land use responsibility when undertaking specified activities, including the development of genetically appropriate seed, related to native plant materials.

The bill authorizes the BLM to undertake specified activities for the development and use of native plant materials, including the protection of rare plants on public lands.

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation shall ensure that a program of activities which is focused on conservation and protection of native plants is incorporated into its existing programs and activities.