S. 1493 (109th): Chesapeake Bay Watershed Forestry Program Act of 2005

Jul 26, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Paul Sarbanes
Senator from Maryland
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Jul 26, 2005
12 pages
Related Bills
S. 830 (108th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 09, 2003

H.R. 4126 (Related)
Chesapeake Bay Restoration Enhancement Act of 2005

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Sep 20, 2006


This bill was introduced on July 26, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jul 26, 2005
Referred to Committee Jul 26, 2005
Full Title

A bill to require the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a program to expand and strengthen cooperative efforts to restore and protect forests in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and for other purposes.


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5 cosponsors (3R, 2D) (show)

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Chesapeake Bay Watershed Forestry Program Act of 2005 - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture, through the Forest Service and the program Coordinator, to carry out a Chesapeake Bay watershed forestry program under which the Secretary shall make grants and provide technical assistance to eligible entities to restore and conserve forests in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, including grants and assistance to:
(1) promote forest conservation, restoration, and stewardship efforts;
(2) accelerate the restoration of riparian forest buffers;
(3) assist in developing and carrying out projects and partnerships;
(4) promote the protection and sustainable management of forests;
(5) develop public communication and education resources;
(6) conduct forest research, assessment, and planning activities; and
(7) contribute to the achievement Chesapeake Bay Agreement goals.
Directs the Secretary to designate a Forest Service employee as program Coordinator. Sets forth the Coordinator's responsibilities.
Defines an eligible entity as: (1) a Chesapeake Bay state (Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia), or a political subdivision thereof; (2) a university or other institution of higher education; (3) a tax-exempt organization operating in the Chesapeake Bay watershed; or (4) any other person in the Chesapeake Bay watershed determined by the Secretary as eligible.
Directs the Secretary to: (1) make grants (75% federal maximum) to such entities to carry out specified program projects; (2) conduct a study of urban and rural forests in the Chesapeake Bay watershed; and (3) establish a watershed forestry research program for the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Authorizes the use of funds under this Act to employ a state watershed forester to work with the Coordinator.

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