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S.1301: Oregon Eastside Forests Restoration, Old Growth Protection, and Jobs Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about public lands and natural resources
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Sponsor Ron Wyden, D-Ore.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced July 16, 2013
Latest Major Action June 2, 2014
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Bill Summary

Oregon Eastside Forests Restoration, Old Growth Protection, and Jobs Act of 2013 - Provides for the management of forest service land in Washington on the eastside of the Cascade Range (covered area).

(Sec. 102) Directs the Forest Service to manage the forest in accordance with this Act for 15 years.

Directs the Forest Service in the covered area to seek to: (1) conserve and restore forest and watershed health; (2) reduce the risk of, and increase the resistance and resiliency of the land to, uncharacteristic disturbances; (3) allow for characteristic natural disturbances; and (4) harvest wood to maintain the appropriate scale of industry infrastructure to accomplish these goals.

Instructs the Forest Service to: (1) use landscape-scale planning based on watershed boundaries as a tool to implement vegetation management and ecological restoration projects; and (2) seek to achieve planning and implementation efficiencies by working with the relevant collabora...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 2, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 407.
June 2, 2014 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Landrieu with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-180.
Dec. 19, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
July 30, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 113-85.
July 16, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.