16 U.S. Code § 7301 - Purpose

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The purpose of this chapter is to encourage the collaborative, science-based ecosystem restoration of priority forest landscapes through a process that—
encourages ecological, economic, and social sustainability;
leverages local resources with national and private resources;
facilitates the reduction of wildfire management costs, including through reestablishing natural fire regimes and reducing the risk of uncharacteristic wildfire; and
(4) demonstrates the degree to which—
(A) various ecological restoration techniques—
achieve ecological and watershed health objectives; and
affect wildfire activity and management costs; and
the use of forest restoration byproducts can offset treatment costs while benefitting local rural economies and improving forest health.

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