Title 7: Agriculture
Subtitle B: Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued)
CHAPTER VI: NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
SUBCHAPTER C: WATER RESOURCES
PART 625: HEALTHY FORESTS RESERVE PROGRAM
625.1 - Purpose and scope.
(a) The purpose of the Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP) is to assist landowners, on a voluntary basis, in restoring, enhancing, and protecting forestland resources on private lands through easements, 30-year contracts, and 10-year cost-share agreements.
(b) The objectives of HFRP are to:
(1) Promote the recovery of endangered and threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA);
(2) Improve plant and animal biodiversity; and
(3) Enhance carbon sequestration.
(c) The regulations in this part set forth the policies, procedures, and requirements for the HFRP as administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for program implementation and processing applications for enrollment.
(d) The Chief may implement HFRP in any of the 50 States, District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.