FORESTRY, FOREST PRODUCTS AND STUMPAGE DISTRICTS
FOREST PRACTICES ACT
38-1302. Policy of the state — Purpose of act. (1) Recognizing that federal, state and private forest lands make a vital contribution to Idaho by providing jobs, products, tax base, and other social and economic benefits, by helping to maintain forest tree species, soil, air and water resources, and by providing a habitat for wildlife and aquatic life, it is the public policy of the state to encourage forest practices on these lands that maintain and enhance those benefits and resources for the people of the state of Idaho.
(2) To encourage uniform forest practices implementing the policy of this chapter, and to provide a mechanism for harmonizing and helping it implement and enforce laws and rules relating to federal, state and private forest land, it is the purpose of this chapter to vest in the board authority to adopt rules designed to assure the continuous growing and harvesting of forest tree species and to protect and maintain the forest soil, air, water resources, wildlife and aquatic habitat.
(3) No unit of local government shall enact any ordinance, rule or resolution which purports to regulate forest practices on the forest land in this state and which conflicts with any provision of this chapter.
[38-1302, added 1974, ch. 197, sec. 2, p. 1506; am. 1991, ch. 244, sec. 1, p. 595; am. 1992, ch. 259, sec. 1, p. 752.]