S.941 - Suburban and Community Forestry and Open Space Program Act of 2005

A bill to amend the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978 to establish a program to provide assistance to States and nonprofit organizations to preserve suburban forest land and open space and contain suburban sprawl. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Suburban and Community Forestry and Open Space Program Act of 2005 as introduced.
  • Official: A bill to amend the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978 to establish a program to provide assistance to States and nonprofit organizations to preserve suburban forest land and open space and contain suburban sprawl. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Suburban and Community Forestry and Open Space Program Act of 2005 - Amends the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978 to establish in the Forest Service the Suburban and Community Forestry and Open Space Program, which shall provide cost-share grants to preserve private forest land, c

Official Summary

Suburban and Community Forestry and Open Space Program Act of 2005 - Amends the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978 to establish in the Forest Service the Suburban and Community Forestry and Open Space Program, which shall provide cost-share grants to preserve private forest land, contain suburban sprawl, and support value-added forest product industries in States in which less than 25 percent of the land is owned by the United States. Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to authorize a requesting State to permit a qualifying organization to acquire one or more conservation easements to carry out the Forest Legacy Program in such State.

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