Idaho Statutes

38-101.  Definitions. As used in this chapter, the following terms are defined as follows:
(a)  "Forest land" means any land which has upon it sufficient brush or flammable forest growth of any kind or size, living or dead, standing or down, including debris or growth following a fire or removal of forest products, to constitute a fire menace to life (including animal) or property.
(b)  "Range land" means any land which is not cultivated and which has upon it native grasses or other forage plants making it best suited for grazing of domestic and wild animals and which land is adjacent to or intermingled with forest land.
(c)  "Person" shall mean and include any person or persons, and any corporation, firm or other entity.
(d)  "Everyone" or "anyone" shall mean any and all person or persons, corporations, firms, or other entities.
(e)  "State" shall mean the state of Idaho.
(f)  "Board" shall mean the state board of land commissioners.
(g)  "State forester" as used in this chapter and wherever else it is used in the Idaho Code, shall mean the director of the department of lands or his duly authorized delegates or employees, including fire wardens and deputy fire wardens.
(h)  "Fire warden" or "forest warden" shall mean duly appointed fire wardens or their deputies.
(i)  "Forest products" shall mean any ties, logs, poles, posts, cordwood, pulpwood or other timber products.
(j)  "Slashing areas" shall mean areas upon which, after cutting of the trees or brush preparatory to clearing, or after the cutting of any forest products, sufficient flammable material remains upon the ground as a result of such operations to constitute a menace to life or property.
(k)  "Slash" or "slashing" shall mean brush, severed limbs, poles, tops and/or other waste material incident to such cutting or to the clearing of land, which are four (4) inches and under in diameter.
(l)  "Forest fire" as used in this chapter means any fire burning uncontrolled on any land covered wholly or in part by timber and/or other potential forest products, slash, brush, or other flammable vegetation.
(m)  "Range fire" means any fire burning uncontrolled on any range land.
(n)  Whenever the term "state cooperative board of forestry" is used in any other section of the Idaho Code, it shall be construed to mean the state board of land commissioners.
(o)  "Administrator" means the head of a division organized within the department of lands.
(p)  "Community forestry" or "urban forestry" means the management of the trees and associated vegetation in rural and urban communities.
(q)  "Improved lot or parcel" means forest land upon which a residential structure exists as determined by the department. In making such determination, the department may consult with the county assessor.

[38-101, added 1972, ch. 401, sec. 2, p. 1164; am. 1974, ch. 17, sec. 3, p. 308; am. 1992, ch. 258, sec. 1, p. 749; am. 1993, ch. 93, sec. 1, p. 222.]

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