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232 A v a i l a b i l i t y of funds. 54 Stat. 168.

PUBLIC LAW 135—AUG. 31, 1951



White pine blister rust: White pine blister rust, pursuant to the Act of April 26, 1940 (16 U.S.C. 594a), $3,300,000, of which $505,000 shall be available to the Department of the Interior for the control of white pine blister rust on or endangering Federal lands under the jurisdiction of that Department or lands of Indian tribes which are under the jurisdiction of or retained under restrictions of the United States; $1,750,000 to the Forest Service for the control of white pine blister rust on or endangering lands under its jurisdiction; and $1,045,000 to the Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine for leadership and general coordination of the entire program, method development, and for operations conducted under its direction for such control, including, but not confined to, the control of white pine blister rust on or endangering State and privately owned lands. FOREST SERVICE SALARIES A N D EXPENSES

For expenses necessary, including not to exceed $10,000 for employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 706(a) of the Organic 58 Stat. 742. Act of 1944 (5 U.S.C. 574), as amended by section 15 of the Act of 60 Stat. 810. Experiments and in- August 2, 1946 (5 U.S.C. 55a); to experiment and make investigations vestigations. and report on forestry, national forests, forest fires, and lumbering, but no part of this appropriation shall be used for any experiment or test made outside the jurisdiction of the United States; to advise the owners of woodlands as to the proper care of the same; to investigate and test American timber and timber trees and their uses, and methods for the preservative treatment of timber; to seek, through investigations and the planting of native and for e i ^ species, suitable trees for Cost of buildings. the treeless regions; to erect necessary buildings: Provided, That the cost of any building purchased, erected, or as improved, exclusive of the cost (not to exceed $1,000) of constructing a water-supply or sanitary system and of connecting the same with any such building, and exclusive of the cost of any tower upon which a lookout house may be erected, shall not exceed $15,000, with the exception that any building erected, purchased, or acquired, the cost of which was $15,000 or more, may be improved out of the appropriations made under this Act for the Forest Service by an amount not to exceed 2 per centum of the cost of such building as certified by the Chief of the Forest Service; Protection, etc., of to protect, administer, and improve the national forests, including national forests. tree planting and other measures to prevent erosion, drift, surface wash, soil waste, and the formation of floods, and to conserve water; Care of fish and to ascertain the natural conditions upon and utilize the national forgame. """ ests, to transport and care for fish and game supplied to stock the national forests or the waters therein; to collate, digest, report, and illustrate the results of experiments and investigations made by the Forest Service, as follows: National forest protection and management: For the administration, protection, use, maintenance, improvement, and development of the national forests, including the establishment and maintenance of forest tree nurseries, including the procurement of tree seed and nursery stock by purchase, production, or otherwise, seeding and tree planting and the care of plantations and young growth; the operation and maintenance of aircraft and the purchase of not to exceed three; the maintenance of roads and trails and the construction and maintenance of all other improvements necessary for the proper and economical administration, protection, development, and use of the national forests, including experimental areas under Forest Service adminDirect purchases. istration, except that where direct purchases will be more economical than construction, improvements may be purchased; the construction