S. 1368 (106th): Act to Save America’s Forests

Jul 14, 1999 (106th Congress, 1999–2000)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Robert Torricelli
Senator from New Jersey
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Jul 14, 1999
78 pages
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This bill was introduced on July 14, 1999, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jul 14, 1999
Referred to Committee Jul 14, 1999
Full Title

A bill to amend the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 and related laws to strengthen the protection of native biodiversity and ban clearcutting on Federal land, and to designate certain Federal land as ancient forests, roadless areas, watershed protection areas, special areas, and Federal boundary areas where logging and other intrusive activities are prohibited.


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Title I - Land Management Title II: Protection for Ancient Forrests, Roadless Arreas, Watershed Protection Areas, Special Areas, and Federal Boundary Areas Title III: Effective Date Act to Save America's Forests
Title I - Land Management
Amends the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 to revise eligibility criteria for members of the land and resource management scientific committee. Revises the committee termination date to ten years after enactment of this Act.Applies conservation of native diversity and logging restriction provisions of such Act to: (1) National Forest System land; (2) Federal land ; (3) national Wildlife Refuge System land; (4) Indian land; and (5) military land.
Title II - Protection for Ancient Forests, Roadless Areas, Watershed Protection Areas, Special Areas, and Federal Boundary Areas
Describes Special Areas as Federal forest land parcels possessing outstanding biological, scenic, recreational, or cultural values, exemplary on a regional or national level, which may not meet the definitions of ancient forests, roadless areas, watershed protection areas, or Federal boundary areas.
Designates specified Special Areas which shall be subject to restrictions on road construction and logging in the following States:
(1) Alabama;
(2) Alaska;
(3) Arizona;
(4) Arkansas;
(5) California;
(6) Colorado;
(7) Georgia;
(8) Idaho;
(9) Illinois;
(10) Michigan;
(11) Minnesota;
(12) Missouri;
(13) Montana;
(14) New Mexico;
(15) North Carolina;
(16) Ohio;
(17) Oklahoma;
(18) Oregon;
(19) South Carolina;
(20) South Dakota;
(21) Tennessee;
(22) Texas;
(23) Vermont;
(24) Virginia;
(25) Wisconsin; and
(26) Wyoming.Provides for the appointment of a committee of scientists to recommend additional Special Areas.Restricts road construction and logging in ancient forests, roadless areas, watershed protection areas, Special Areas, and Federal boundary areas.
Title III - Effective Date
States that this Act and its amendments shall take effect on the date of enactment of this Act and shall not apply to any timber sale contract entered into on or before such date.

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