H.R.1969 - Forest Biodiversity and Clearcutting Prohibition Act of 1991102nd Congress (1991-1992)
Summary: H.R.1969 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)
Introduced in House (04/22/1991)
Forest Biodiversity and Clearcutting Prohibition Act of 1991 - Amends the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966, the National Indian Forest Resources Management Act, and Federal law to provide for the conservation of native biodiversity in each national forest community.
Revises land management guidelines for such forests to prohibit any even-age logging or even-age management after one year of enactment of this Act.
Directs the Secretary of Agriculture, on each site already under such management, to: (1) prescribe a shift to selection management within one year; or (2) cease managing for timber purposes and actively restore the native biodiversity, or permit each site to regain its native biodiversity.