The purposes of this chapter are—
(1) to stabilize and transition payments to counties to provide funding for schools and roads that supplements other available funds;
(2) to make additional investments in, and create additional employment opportunities through, projects that—
(A)(i) improve the maintenance of existing infrastructure;
(ii) implement stewardship objectives that enhance forest ecosystems; and
(iii) restore and improve land health and water quality;
(B) enjoy broad-based support; and
(C) have objectives that may include—
(i) road, trail, and infrastructure maintenance or obliteration;
(ii) soil productivity improvement;
(iii) improvements in forest ecosystem health;
(iv) watershed restoration and maintenance;
(v) the restoration, maintenance, and improvement of wildlife and fish habitat;
(vi) the control of noxious and exotic weeds; and
(vii) the reestablishment of native species; and
(3) to improve cooperative relationships among—
(A) the people that use and care for Federal land; and
(B) the agencies that manage the Federal land.
(Pub. L. 106–393, §2, as added Pub. L. 110–343, div. C, title VI, §601(a), Oct. 3, 2008, 122 Stat. 3893.)
This chapter, referred to in text, was in the original "this Act", meaning Pub. L. 106–393, Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1607, known as the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note below and Tables.
A prior section 2 of Pub. L. 106–393 was set out in a note under section 500 of this title prior to repeal by Pub. L. 110–343, div. C, title VI, §601(a), Oct. 3, 2008, 122 Stat. 3893.
Pub. L. 106–393, §1, as added by Pub. L. 110–343, div. C, title VI, §601(a), Oct. 3, 2008, 122 Stat. 3893, provided that: "This Act [enacting this chapter, amending section 191 of Title 30, Mineral Lands and Mining, and section 6903 of Title 31, Money and Finance, enacting provisions set out as notes under sections 181 and 191 of Title 30, and repealing provisions set out as notes under section 500 of this title and former section 1181f of Title 43, Public Lands] may be cited as the 'Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000'."