FORESTRY, FOREST PRODUCTS AND STUMPAGE DISTRICTS
FOREST PRACTICES ACT
38-1303. Definitions. Unless the context requires otherwise, in this chapter:
(1) "Forest practice" means (a) the harvesting of forest tree species; (b) road construction associated with harvesting of forest tree species; (c) reforestation; (d) use of chemicals or fertilizers for the purpose of growing or managing forest tree species; (e) the management of slashings resulting from harvest, management or improvement of forest tree species; or (f) the prompt salvage of dead or dying timber or timber that is threatened by insects, disease, windthrow, fire or extremes of weather.
(2) "Forest land" means federal, state and private land growing forest tree species which are, or could be at maturity, capable of furnishing raw material used in the manufacture of lumber or other forest products. The term includes federal, state and private land from which forest tree species have been removed but have not yet been restocked, but it does not include land affirmatively converted to uses other than the growing of forest tree species.
(3) "Operator" means a person who conducts or is required to conduct a forest practice.
(4) "Harvesting" means a commercial activity related to the cutting or removal of forest tree species to be used as a forest product. A commercial activity does not include the cutting or removal of forest tree species by a person for his own personal use.
(5) "Rules" means rules adopted by the board pursuant to section 38-1304, Idaho Code.
(6) "Landowner" means a person, partnership, corporation, or association of whatever nature that holds an ownership interest in forest land, including the state and federal government.
(7) "Timber owner" means a person, partnership, corporation, or association of whatever nature, other than the landowner, that holds an ownership interest in forest tree species on forest land.
(8) "Forest regions" means two (2) regions of forest land, one (1) region being north of the Salmon River and one (1) being south of the Salmon River.
(9) "Director" means the director of the Idaho department of lands.
(10) "Department" means the Idaho department of lands.
(11) "Board" means the Idaho board of land commissioners.
(12) "State" means the state of Idaho or any political subdivision thereof.
(13) "Forest practices advisory committee to the board" means that committee appointed by the director as provided in subsection (2)(a) of section 38-1305, Idaho Code.
(14) "Contract area" means the entire acreage which is subject to a single contract as specified in the notification of forest practices, pursuant to section 38-1306, Idaho Code.
(15) "Best management practice (BMP)" means a practice or combination of practices determined by the board, in consultation with the department and the forest practices advisory committee, to be the most effective and practicable means of preventing or reducing the amount of nonpoint pollution generated by forest practices.
(16) "Salvage" means the timely removal of dead and dying timber or timber that is threatened by insects, disease or such physical elements as fire, windthrow, or extremes of weather, and where the removal of such timber will help contain insect or disease outbreaks, aid in the prevention of wildfire, or, over the long term, help protect such resources and values as wildlife, water, soils or air quality.
(17) "Cumulative effects" means the impact on water quality and/or beneficial uses which result from the incremental impact of two (2) or more forest practices. Cumulative effects can result from individually minor but collectively significant actions taking place over a period of time.
[38-1303, added 1974, ch. 197, sec. 3, p. 1506; am. 1980, ch. 64, sec. 1, p. 129; am. 1989, ch. 154, sec. 2, p. 367; am. 1991, ch. 244, sec. 2, p. 596; am. 1991, ch. 245, sec. 1, p. 598; am. 1995, ch. 352, sec. 2, p. 1178.]