S. 177, The Salt Cedar and Russian Olive Control Demonstration Act
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S. 177 would authorize the appropriation of funds for 2006 and for each subsequent fiscal year for a program to address the infestation of Salt Cedar and Russian Olive trees in the West. The Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Reclamation, would provide grants to institutions of higher education to develop public policy expertise in long-term management strategies for these invasive species. In addition, the Secretary would fund at least five demonstration projects to assess methods for controlling Salt Cedar and Russian Olive trees. Finally, the Secretary would work with the Secretary of Agriculture to analyze methods of disposing of the biomass created as a result of the removal of these invasive species.