United States Code

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§ 6571.
Establishment of healthy forests reserve program
(a)
Establishment
The Secretary of Agriculture shall establish the healthy forests reserve program for the purpose of restoring and enhancing forest ecosystems—
(1)
to promote the recovery of threatened and endangered species;
(2)
to improve biodiversity;
(3)
to conserve forest land that provides habitat for species described in section 6572(b) of this title; and
(4)
to enhance carbon sequestration.
(b)
Coordination

The Secretary of Agriculture shall carry out the healthy forests reserve program in coordination with the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Commerce.

(Pub. L. 108–148, title V, § 501, Dec. 3, 2003, 117 Stat. 1911; Pub. L. 115–334, title VIII, § 8407(a)(1), Dec. 20, 2018, 132 Stat. 4845.)
cite as: 16 USC 6571