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Failed of passage in House (03/27/1998)

Forest Recovery and Protection Act of 1998 - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to: (1) begin a national program of U.S. forest land recovery and protection; and (2) identify and prioritize recovery areas, and allocate amounts from the Forest Recovery and Protection Fund for such activities. Sets forth program provisions regarding: (1) project selection; (2) prohibited areas; and (3) reporting requirements.

(Sec. 5) Establishes a Scientific Advisory Panel to assist the Secretary.

(Sec. 6) Directs the Secretary to: (1) conduct an initial number of advance recovery projects; and (2) prepare a national pilot program monitoring plan.

(Sec. 8) Establishes in the Treasury the Forest Recovery and Protection Fund, which shall be administered by the Chief of the Forest Service. Prohibits the direct or indirect use of Fund amounts for road construction.

(Sec. 9) Authorizes appropriations through the later of September 30, 2005, or September 30 of the fifth full fiscal year following the implementation date of this Act.

(Sec. 10) Sets forth audit requirements.