S. 2543 (103rd): Forest Biodiversity and Clearcutting Prohibition Act of 1994

Introduced:
Oct 07, 1994 (103rd Congress, 1993–1994)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
David Boren
Senator from Oklahoma
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Oct 07, 1994
Length
51 pages
Related Bills
S. 3228 (102nd) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 10, 1992

 
Status

This bill was introduced on October 7, 1994, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Oct 07, 1994
Referred to Committee Oct 07, 1994
 
Full Title

A bill to amend the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resourses Planning Act of 1974, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966, the National Indian Forest Resources Management Act, and title 10, United States Code, to strengthen the protection of native biodiversity, to designate special areas where extractive logging is prohibited, to place restraints upon clearcutting and certain other cutting practices on the forests of the United States, and for other purposes.

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Committees

Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

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10/7/1994--Introduced.
Forest Biodiversity and Clearcutting Prohibition Act of 1993 - Amends the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966, the National Indian Forest Resources Management Act, and other Federal law to provide for the conservation of native biodiversity in each national forest community.
Revises land management guidelines for such forests to prohibit any even-age logging or even-age management.
Directs the Secretary of Agriculture, on each site already under such management, to:
(1) prescribe a shift to selection management; or
(2) cease managing for timber purposes and actively restore the native biodiversity or permit each site to regain its native biodiversity.
Prohibits extractive logging in specified National Forest areas.

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