SB 0368 Creates a program to promote sustainable forestry
LR Number:1521S.01I Fiscal Note:1521-01
Committee:Agriculture, Conservation, Parks & Tourism
Last Action:02/15/01 - Hearing Conducted S Agriculture, Conservation, Parks Journal page:
and Tourism
Effective Date:August 28, 2001
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Current Bill Summary

SB 368 - This act would allow the Conservation Commission to administer a cost-share incentive program to promote sustainable forestry on private lands. The program may reimburse the forest landowner for up to 50% of precommercial forestry activities and forestry activities must be carried out in accordance with best management practices.

This act would also allow the State Soil and Water District Commission to administer a cost-share program for soil erosion control related to sustainable forestry practices on private lands. An application must be for a tract of land of at least 40 acres. No one person shall exceed $5,000 in incentives per year.