United States Code

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§ 7301.
The purpose of this chapter is to encourage the collaborative, science-based ecosystem restoration of priority forest landscapes through a process that—
encourages ecological, economic, and social sustainability;
leverages local resources with national and private resources;
facilitates the reduction of wildfire management costs, including through reestablishing natural fire regimes and reducing the risk of uncharacteristic wildfire; and
demonstrates the degree to which—
various ecological restoration techniques—
achieve ecological and watershed health objectives; and
affect wildfire activity and management costs; and
the use of forest restoration byproducts can offset treatment costs while benefitting local rural economies and improving forest health.
(Pub. L. 111–11, title IV, § 4001, Mar. 30, 2009, 123 Stat. 1141.)
cite as: 16 USC 7301