16 U.S. Code § 6703 - Definitions
In this chapter:
(1) Adaptive ecosystem management
The term “adaptive ecosystem management” means a natural resource management process under which planning, implementation, monitoring, research, evaluation, and incorporation of new knowledge are combined into a management approach that—
(2) Affected entities
The term “affected entities” includes—
(3) Dry forest and woodland ecosystem
The term “dry forest and woodland ecosystem” means an ecosystem that is dominated by ponderosa pines and associated dry forest and woodland types.
(5) Interior West
The term “interior West” means the States of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah.
(6) Land manager
(A) In general
The term “land manager” means a person or entity that practices or guides natural resource management.
The term “restoration” means a process undertaken to move an ecosystem or habitat toward—
The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Chief of the Forest Service.
The term “Secretaries” means—
The term “stakeholder” means any person interested in or affected by management of forest or woodland ecosystems.
(11) Subdominant trees
Are trees that occur underneath the canopy or extend into the canopy but are smaller and less vigorous than dominant trees.
(12) Overstocked stands
Where the number of trees per acre exceeds the natural carrying capacity of the site.
Source(Pub. L. 108–317, § 4,Oct. 5, 2004, 118 Stat. 1206.)
References in Text
The Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974, referred to in par. (1)(B), is Pub. L. 93–378, Aug. 17, 1974, 88 Stat. 476, as amended, which is classified generally to subchapter I (§ 1600 et seq.) of chapter 36 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 1600 of this title and Tables.
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