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Senate Bill 0354


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Senate Bill 0354

ARCHIVE (2006)

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DIGEST OF SB354 (Updated March 6, 2006 4:25 pm - DI 84)

Forestry issues. Allows land to be classified as wildlands for purposes of property taxation. Requires a classified forest plantation to have at least 400 trees per acre. Requires a classified native forest land to have at least 1,000 trees per acre. Removes the requirement that certain open areas must be excluded from the classified land. Prohibits certain nontimber crops from being cultivated on classified land. Establishes procedures and requirements for revised applications for classified lands. Establishes penalties for withdrawal from the classified land program. Provides that environmental impact statements do not apply to forestry management practices of the division of forestry. Establishes the forest restoration fund. Amends the definition of "merchantable timber". Provides that a county legislative body may allow more than $1,000 to be distributed to volunteer fire departments from timber sales. Repeals: (1) provisions concerning assessment of classified lands; (2) the assessment of certain wildlife habitats; and (3) the prohibition of certain reclamation sites from enrolling in the classified land program. Transfers land classified as wildlife habitats to land classified as wildlands.
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