FORESTRY, FOREST PRODUCTS AND STUMPAGE DISTRICTS
FIRE HAZARD REDUCTION PROGRAMS
38-405. Methods of reducing hazards — Contracts with forest protective agencies. The management and reduction of such fire hazards for the protection of forest resources shall be carried on by the director of the department of lands and the state forest wardens in keeping with modern and progressive forest practices in furtherance of reforestation and more effective fire control and in accordance with the plans approved by the state board of land commissioners for the several forest protective districts, and the director or state forest wardens are hereby authorized to enter into contracts with forest protective agencies, including agencies of the United States of America, for the management and reduction of such fire hazards for the protection of forest resources when in their opinion the work can best be accomplished in that manner. The director, state forest wardens and recognized forest protective agencies, including any agency of the United States of America, with which the director or state forest warden has entered into an agreement for the management and reduction of any fire hazard for the protection of forest resources as herein provided, and any officer or official of such agency, shall not be liable for any damage to the land, product, improvement or other things of value of whatsoever nature upon the lands on which the fire hazards are being managed or reduced in accordance with provisions of sections 38-401 to 38-410, Idaho Code, inclusive, when all requisite care and caution has been used and such work is being or has been performed in compliance with the plans, programs, rules and contracts approved as provided in section 38-402, Idaho Code.
[38-405, added 1945, ch. 74, sec. 5, p. 108; am. 1953, ch. 219, sec. 1, p. 334; am. 1957, ch. 183, sec. 5, p. 357; am. 1969, ch. 89, sec. 5, p. 296; am. 1974, ch. 17, sec. 16, p. 308.]