AN ACT To authorize and direct that the national forests be managed under principles of multiple use and to produce a sustained yield of products and services, and for other purposes
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, That [16 U.S.C.
528] it is the policy of the Congress that the national forests are
established and shall be administered for outdoor recreation, range, timber, watershed, and wildlife and fish purposes. The purposes of this Act are declared to be supplemental to, but not in derogation
of, the purposes for which the national forests were established as
set forth in the Act of June 4, 1897 (16 U.S.C. 475). Nothing herein
shall be construed as affecting the jurisdiction or responsibilities of
the several States with respect to wildlife and fish on the national
forests. Nothing herein shall be construed so as to affect the use
of administration of the mineral resources of national forest lands
or to affect the use or administration of Federal lands not within
SEC. 2. [16 U.S.C. 529] The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized and directed to develop and administer the renewable surface resources of the national forests for multiple use and sustained yield of the several products and services obtained therefrom. In the administration of the national forests due consideration shall
be given to the relative values of the various resources in particular areas. The establishment and maintenance of areas of wilderness are consistent with the purposes and provisions of this Act.
SEC. 3. ¿16 U.S.C. 530À In the effectuation of this Act the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to cooperate with interested State and local governmental agencies and others in the development and management of the national forests.
SEC. 4. [16 U.S.C. 531] As used in this Act, the following
terms shall have the following meanings:
(a) ‘‘Multiple use’’ means: The management of all the various
renewable surface resources of the national forests so that they are
utilized in the combination that will best meet the needs of the
American people; making the most judicious use of the land for
some or all of these resources or related services over areas large
enough to provide sufficient latitude for periodic adjustments in
use to conform to changing needs and conditions; that some land
will be used for less than all of the resources; and harmonious and coordinated management of the various resources, each with the other, without impairment of the productivity of the land, with consideration being given to the relative values of the various resources, and not necessarily the combination of uses that will give
the greatest dollar return or the greatest unit output.
(b) ‘‘Sustained yield of the several products and services’’
means the achievement and maintenance in perpetuity of a highlevel annual or regular periodic output of the various renewable resources of the national forests without impairment of the productivity of the land.
SEC. 5. [16 U.S.C. 528 note] This Act may be cited as the
‘‘Multiple-Use Sustained-Yield Act of 1960’’.