The definitions in part 718 of this chapter apply to this part and all documents issued in accordance with this part, except as otherwise provided in this section.
The following definitions apply to this part:
Appropriate wildlife habitat
means habitat that is suitable or proper, as determined by the applicable State
or tribal government
, to support fish and wildlife populations in the area.
means the land that meets definition of “farmland” in § 718.2
of this title.
means land at least 120 feet wide and 1 acre in size with at least 10 percent cover (or equivalent stocking) by live trees of any size, including land that formerly had such tree cover and that will be naturally or artificially regenerated. Forest land
includes transition zones, such as areas between forest and nonforest lands that have at least 10 percent cover (or equivalent stocking) with live trees and forest areas adjacent to urban and built-up lands. Roadside, streamside, and shelterbelt strips of trees must have a crown width of at least 120 feet and continuous length of at least 363 feet to qualify as forest land
. Unimproved roads and trails, streams, and clearings in forest areas are classified as forest if they are less than 120 feet wide or an acre in size. Tree-covered areas in agricultural production settings, such as fruit orchards, or tree-covered areas in urban settings, such as city parks, are not considered forest land
means farm, ranch, or forest land
that is owned or operated by an individual or entity that is not an entity of any government unit or Tribe.
Ranch land means land that meets the definition of “farmland.”
or State government
means any State
or local government, including State, city, town, or county government.
means any Federally-recognized Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group, or community, including pueblos, rancherias, colonies and any Alaska Native Village, or regional or village corporation as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act
(43 U.S.C. 1601-162
9h), which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians.
means a land use involving hunting, fishing, wildlife-observation, photography, environmental education and interpretation, or other activities as determined by CCC