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S. 830 (108th): Chesapeake Bay Watershed Forestry Program Act of 2003

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Apr 9, 2003.

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Forestry Program Act of 2003 - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture, through the Forest Service, to establish a Chesapeake Bay watershed forestry program of grants and technical assistance for: (1) forest conservation in urban, suburban, and rural areas; (2) National Forest System management; (3) research, education, and planning activities; and (4) achievement of Chesapeake Bay Agreement goals.Sets forth grantee and project eligibility criteria.Authorizes a Bay State (Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia) to use funds to hire a State watershed forester to carry out watershed projects.Directs the Secretary to conduct a study of watershed urban and suburban forests. Directs the Secretary to establish for the watershed a: (1) forestry research program; and (2) a forestry research strategy.