-Soil Erosion Act (1935): mandates protection of the nation's soil reserves. deals with all kinds of soil-related things such as conducting surveys of quality or salinity of soil.
-Federal insecticide, fungicide, rodenticide control act (1947): regulated production/use of pesticides, had to be registered and approved, labels must contain directions for use/disposal.
Federal ENvironmental Pesticides control act (1972): requires registration of all pesticides
food quality protection act (1996): protection of infants and children regarding pesticide use in food.
Healthy forest initiative (2003): allows timber comanies to cut down economicaly valuable trees in return for taking out smaller, fire prone trees.
forest reserve act (1891): grants president authority to declare public lands as forest reservations.
multiple use and sustained yield act (1960, 68): directs secterary of ag. to manage national forests for recreation, wildlife habitat, timber production.
federal aland policy and management act: (1976): outlines policy concerning the use and preservation of public lands in the US.
forest and rangeland renewable resource planning act (1976): requires development of a management program for national forest lands. also regulates timber harvesting rates, methods and locations
national forest management act (1976): authorizes creation of special funds to manage situations involving salvation of insect infested, dead, or otherwise damaged timber.
renerable resource planning act (1974): mandates periodic reassessment of forests and rangelands in the US. includes fish, wildlife, water, range, timber and minerals.
public range improvement act (1978): established a commitment to manage, maintain and improve rangelands so they are more productive.
taylor grazing act (1934): requires permit for grazing on public lands
federal aid highway act (1956): authorized construction of interstate highway systems. ghv/t agreed to find 90% of construction costs for interstates. states had to manage and maintain highways.
roadless area conservation rule (2001): placed about 1/3 of nation's forests under protection from any and all road construction.
federal land policy and management act (1976): outlined policy concerning the use and preservation of public lands.
yellowstone national park act (1872): preserves watershed of yelllowstone river for benefit and enjoyment of people.
pational park service act (1916): established that national parks are to be maintained in a manner that leaves them unimpaired for future generations.
outdoor recreation act (1963): wilderness was defined by its lack of human midifications or presence.
land and water conservation fund act (1965): established a fund administered by the national park service to assist states in meeting demands of people for outdoor recreation use.
national trails systems act (1968): established a national system of trails.
wild and scenic rivers act (1968): established areas of protection different from traditional parks for the protection of rivers.
general mining law (1872): allows anone to mine on public lands and allows them to keep whatever they find.
surface mining control and reclamation act (1977): established program for regulating surface coal mining.
fish and wildlife act (1956): established national fish and shellfish resource policy.
fish and wildlife coordination act (1980) assistance in training of state fish and wildlife enforcement personnel.
convention on persistent organic polutants (2001): countries commitment to reduce production, use, release of twelve persistent organic pollutants that were of great concern.