The Forest Service proposes to implement a management plan to control noxious weeds on the Bighorn National Forest. This management plan would be in accordance with general direction in the Land and Resource Management Plan (LRMP) to treat noxious farm weeds (Bighorn National Forest LRMP, III-45) to improve range conditions and manage undersirable plant species. Five additional Federal Laws also address this action: 1. The Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 (RPA, P.L. 93-378). 2. The Public Rangeland Improvement Act of 1978. 3. The Federal Noxious Weed Act of 1974 Section 2(b)(2) and Section 2 of (P.L. 93-629)(7 U.S.C. 2801 et seq.) as amended by the Food, Agriculture, Conservation and Trade Act of 1990, Section 1453; ("Section 15, Management of undesirable Plants on Federal Lands"). 4. The Carlson-Foley Act of 1968. 5. The Wilderness Act of 1964, Amended October 21, 1978 (16 U.S.C. 1131-1136). The proposed action would implement a comprehensive noxious weed control management plan following the guidelines in Forest Service Pesticide-use, Management and Coordination Handbook, FSH 2109.14.
United States Forest Service, "Bighorn National Forest Draft Noxious Weed Management Environmental Assessment" (1998). All U.S. Government Documents (Utah Regional Depository). Paper 384.