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House File 366

HOUSE FILE BY COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES (SUCCESSOR TO HF 54) Passed House, Date Passed Senate, Date Vote: Ayes Nays Vote: Ayes Nays Approved A BILL FOR 1 An Act appropriating moneys to the department of natural 2 resources for purposes of conducting an autumn olive 3 cooperative management project. 4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 5 TLSB 1863HV 82 6 da/gg/14 PAG LIN 1 1 Section 1. AUTUMN OLIVE COOPERATIVE MANAGEMENT PROJECT == 1 2 APPROPRIATION. There is appropriated from the general fund of 1 3 the state to the department of natural resources for the 1 4 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2007, and ending June 30, 2008, 1 5 the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to 1 6 be used for the purposes designated: 1 7 For purposes of administering an autumn olive cooperative 1 8 management project as provided in this Act: 1 9 .................................................. $ 60,000 1 10 Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys remaining from the 1 11 appropriation in this section on June 30, 2008, shall not 1 12 revert but shall remain available for the fiscal year 1 13 beginning July 1, 2008, and ending June 30, 2009, for the same 1 14 purposes. 1 15 Sec. 2. AUTUMN OLIVE COOPERATIVE MANAGEMENT PROJECT. 1 16 1. The state recognizes that autumn olive, eleaganus 1 17 umbellata, is a nonnative deciduous shrub which is classified 1 18 as an invasive species threatening native vegetation, pasture 1 19 grass, and crops. 1 20 2. There is established an autumn olive cooperative 1 21 management project to develop best management practices to 1 22 control autumn olive. The project shall be administered by 1 23 the department of natural resources, principally by the 1 24 forestry bureau of the department's conservation and 1 25 recreation division. 1 26 3. The department shall establish a pilot autumn olive 1 27 cooperative management area located in Independence township 1 28 of Appanoose county and Wright township of Wayne county. 1 29 a. The department shall cooperate with owners of land in 1 30 the area in order to implement management practices to control 1 31 autumn olive, including but not limited to cutting and 1 32 chemical treatment techniques, on their land. 1 33 b. The department shall award moneys to the owners of the 1 34 land in the area under a cost=share agreement. The cost=share 1 35 agreement must include a written plan detailing the management 2 1 practices and the use of private contractors approved by the 2 2 department. The agreement must include the owner's commitment 2 3 to participate in a cost=share contribution. The department's 2 4 cost=share contribution shall not exceed ninety percent of the 2 5 estimated cost of implementing the management practices, or 2 6 ninety percent of the actual cost of implementing the 2 7 management practices, whichever is less. 2 8 4. a. As part of the pilot project, the forestry bureau 2 9 and departmental biologists associated with the Rathbun 2 10 wildlife management area shall establish a timetable to 2 11 replace autumn olive with native plants. 2 12 b. The department shall cooperate with the commissioners 2 13 of the soil and water conservation districts for Appanoose 2 14 county and Wayne county. The department and the commissioners 2 15 shall encourage private landowners to apply for available 2 16 moneys under federal programs including but not limited to the 2 17 United States department of agriculture's natural resources 2 18 conservation service environmental quality incentives program, 2 19 7 C.F.R., pt. 1466. 2 20 c. The department may enter into cooperative agreements 2 21 with federal agencies including but not limited to the United 2 22 States department of agriculture to encourage private 2 23 landowners to develop grazing management plans necessary to 2 24 minimize overgrazing and site disturbance in Appanoose county 2 25 and Wayne county. 2 26 5. The department shall prepare and deliver two reports to 2 27 the governor and the fiscal services division of the 2 28 legislative services agency as follows: 2 29 a. Not later than January 15, 2008, an interim report 2 30 summarizing project activities and preliminary findings. 2 31 b. Not later than January 15, 2009, a final report which 2 32 provides a detailed account of project activities, findings, 2 33 and recommendations. 2 34 EXPLANATION 2 35 This bill appropriates moneys from the general fund to the 3 1 department of natural resources for purposes of administering 3 2 an autumn olive cooperative management project. The 3 3 department is required to establish an autumn olive 3 4 cooperative management project to develop best management 3 5 practices to control autumn olive. The project shall be 3 6 administered by the department of natural resources, 3 7 principally by the forestry bureau of the department's 3 8 conservation and recreation division. 3 9 The project is centered in Independence township of 3 10 Appanoose county and Wright township of Wayne county. The 3 11 department is authorized to award moneys to the owners of land 3 12 in those townships under a cost=share agreement. The forestry 3 13 bureau must cooperate with departmental biologists to 3 14 establish a timetable for the control of autumn olive. The 3 15 department must cooperate with the commissioners of the soil 3 16 and water conservation districts for Appanoose county and 3 17 Wayne county, and the United States department of agriculture. 3 18 The department must prepare and deliver two reports to the 3 19 governor and the fiscal services division of the legislative 3 20 services agency, including an interim report by January 15, 3 21 2008, and a final report by January 15, 2009. The final 3 22 report must provide a detailed account of project activities, 3 23 findings, and recommendations. 3 24 LSB 1863HV 82 3 25 da:nh/gg/14
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