FORESTRY, FOREST PRODUCTS AND STUMPAGE DISTRICTS
FOREST INSECTS, PESTS AND DISEASE
38-601. Statement of policy. It is hereby declared to be the public policy of the state of Idaho in order to protect and preserve forest resources from the ravages of the Tussock moth, pine beetle and other destructive forests insects, pests and disease, to protect the watersheds of Idaho, to enhance the production of forests, to promote the stability of forest industry and to protect the recreational values of the forests, to independently and through cooperation with the federal government and private timber owners to adopt measures to control, suppress and eradicate outbreaks of the Tussock moth, pine beetle or other destructive forest insects, pests and disease.
This act is declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the preservation of public health and safety, for the preservation of forest resources, for the preservation of the watersheds and for the preservation of recreational values of the forest lands of this state.
[38-601, added 1947, ch. 139, sec. 1, p. 335; am. 1987, ch. 192, sec. 7, p. 396.]