10 U.S. Code § 2694 - Conservation and cultural activities
(a) Establishment.— The Secretary of Defense may establish and carry out a program to conduct and manage in a coordinated manner the conservation and cultural activities described in subsection (b).
(1) A conservation or cultural activity eligible for the program that the Secretary establishes under subsection (a) is any activity—
(A) that has regional or Department of Defense-wide significance and that involves more than one military department;
(2) Such activities include the following:
(C) The identification and return of Native American human remains and cultural items in the possession or control of the Department of Defense, or discovered on land under the jurisdiction of the Department, to the appropriate Native American tribes.
(D) The control of invasive species that may hinder military activities or degrade military training ranges.
(F) The implementation of ecosystem-wide land management plans—
(i) for a single ecosystem that encompasses at least two non-contiguous military installations, if those military installations are not all under the administrative jurisdiction of the same Secretary of a military department; and
(c) Cooperative Agreements.— The Secretary may negotiate and enter into cooperative agreements with public and private agencies, organizations, institutions, individuals, or other entities to carry out the program established under subsection (a).
Source(Added Pub. L. 104–201, div. A, title III, § 332(a)(1),Sept. 23, 1996, 110 Stat. 2484; amended Pub. L. 105–85, div. A, title X, § 1073(a)(59),Nov. 18, 1997, 111 Stat. 1903; Pub. L. 112–81, div. B, title XXVIII, § 2814,Dec. 31, 2011, 125 Stat. 1688.)
2011—Subsec. (b)(2)(B). Pub. L. 112–81, § 2814(1), inserted “and sustainability” after “safety”.
Subsec. (b)(2)(F). Pub. L. 112–81, § 2814(2), added subpar. (F).
1997—Subsec. (b)(1)(D). Pub. L. 105–85substituted “executive agency” for “executive ageny”.