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go directly to report, PDF _ RS21499 - Indian Gaming Regulatory Act: Gaming on Newly Acquired Lands
12-Sep-2006; M. Maureen Murphy; 6 p.
Update: September 12, 2006 Previous Releases:
/NLE/CRSreports/06Jul/RS21499.pdf .... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) (P.L. 100-497) generally prohibits gaming on lands acquired for Indians in trust by the Secretary of the Interior (SOI) after the date of enactment of IGRA, October 17, 1988. The exceptions, however, may be significant because they raise the possibility of .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Forests, General Interest
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33596 - Federal Lands Managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Forest Service
4-Oct-2006; Ross W. Gorte, Carol Hardy Vincent, Marc Humphries, and Pamela Baldwin; 20 p.
Abstract: The 109th Congress is considering issues related to the public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the national forests managed by the Forest Service (FS). The Administration is addressing issues through budgetary, regulatory, and other actions. Several key issues of congressio.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Natural Resources, Forests, Federal Agencies
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go directly to report, PDF _ IB10076 - Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lands and National Forests
2-May-2006; Ross W. Gorte, Carol Hardy Vincent, Aaron M. Flynn, & Pamela Baldwin; 19 p.
Update: July 24, 2006

MOST RECENT DEVELOPMENTS:

* The BLM has begun or completed various actions to implement the Energy Policy Act of 2005, including changes to oil and gas lease acreage limits and lease reinstatement petition procedures, a final EIS on wind energy facilities on BLM lands, .... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: The 109th Congress is considering issues related to the public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the national forests managed by the Forest Service (FS). The Administration is addressing issues through budgetary, regulatory, and other actions. Several key issues of congr.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Forests, Public Lands, Natural Resources

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go directly to report, PDF _ RS21544 - Wildfire Protection Funding
3-Apr-2006; Ross W. Gorte; 6 p.
Update: June 20, 2006

Previous Releases:
/NLE/CRSreports/04mar/RS21544.pdf.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: Recent severe fire seasons have prompted a significant rise in funding for wildfire protection; wildfire appropriations in FY2006 were more than $2.5 billion. Most of the funds ($2.4 billion in FY2006) are to protect federal lands, with funds for reducing fuel loads, for equipment and training, f.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Forests

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go directly to report, PDF _ IB10081 - Softwood Lumber Imports From Canada: Issues and Events
9-May-2006; Ross W. Gorte, Jeanne J. Grimmett; 17 p.
Update: June 19.2006

Previous Releases:
/nle/crsreports/06feb/IB10081.pdf

MOST RECENT DEVELOPMENTS:
On April 26, 2006, the United States and Canada announced a 7-year agreement to resolve the long-standing dispute over U.S. imports of Canadian lumber. The agreement would establish Can.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: U.S. lumber producers have raised concerns about softwood imports from Canada for many years. Alleged Canadian subsidies (a prerequisite for establishing countervailing duties [CVDs]) were investigated in 1982, 1986, and 1992. No subsidies were found in 1983. Subsidy findings led to a 15% Cana.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Forests, Economics & Trade, International

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go directly to report, PDF _ RL30755 - Forest Fire/Wildfire Protection
18-Jan-2006; Ross W. Gorte; 30 p.
Update: May 24, 2006

Previous Releases:
/NLE/CRSreports/02Feb/RL30755.pdf
http://www.NCSEonline.org/nle/crsreports/forests/for-34.pdf.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: Congress continues to face questions about forestry practices, funding levels, and the federal role in wildland fire protection. Several recent fire seasons have been, by most standards, among the worst in the past half century. National attention began to focus on wildfires when a prescribed bur.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Forests, Natural Resources, Public Lands

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go directly to report, PDF _ RS22329 - Forestry in the Farm Bill
22-Nov-2005; Russ W. Gorte; 5 p.
Update: March 28, 2006.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: Many programs authorized in the 2002 Farm Bill (P.L. 107-171) will expire at the end of FY2007, and the House and Senate Agriculture Committees are likely to consider legislation to reauthorize these programs. General forestry legislation is within the jurisdiction of the Agriculture Committees, .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Forests, Agriculture, Natural Resources
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go directly to report, HTML _ 95-15 - Below-Cost Timber Sales
20-Dec-1994; Ross Gorte; 17 p.
Abstract: The Forest Service sells some timber at prices that are less than the agency costs to administer the timber program. These ¨below-cost¨ timber sales have been debated by Congress for more than a decade, but no policy to address the issue has been adopted legislatively or administratively. .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Forests
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go directly to report, HTML _ 98-981 - The National Trails System: An Overview
11-Dec-1998; Sandra L. Johnson; 4 p.
Abstract: The National Trails System Act, P.L. 90-543, became law October 2, 1968. The Act and its subsequent amendments authorized a national system of trails and defined four categories of national trails. Since the designation of the Appalachian and Pacific Crest National Scenic Trails as the first two com.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Natural Resources, Forests, Public Lands
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go directly to report, PDF _ IB10124 - Wildfire Protection in the 108th Congress
19-Nov-2004; Ross W. Gorte; 11 p.
Update: February 15, 2005

MOST RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

On December 3, 2003, the President signed the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003, P.L. 108-148. This act contains provisions to expedite authorized fuel reduction projects on FS and BLM lands, as well as several other titles for related programs..... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: Many argue that the threat of severe wildfires has grown in recent years because of unnaturally high fuel loads (e.g., dense undergrowth and dead trees), raising concerns about damage to property and homes in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) ? forests near or surrounding homes. Debates about fire .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Forests

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