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1    AN ACT concerning conservation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 10. The State Forest Act is amended by changing
5Section 6 as follows:
6    (525 ILCS 40/6)  (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 5907)
7    Sec. 6. The Department shall have the authority to take all
8measures necessary to secure plants and plant materials from
9private sources and to establish and operate nurseries to
10produce and distribute plants and plant materials. The
11Department shall develop and implement a program of securing
12plants and plant materials from private sources. The Department
13shall utilize the most modern methods and techniques to operate
14its nursery facilities.
15    The plants and plant materials secured or produced shall be
16used exclusively for conservation purposes, such as for
17wildlife habitat, erosion control, energy conservation,
18natural community restoration, general reforestation,
19research, commemorative plantings, and educational programs
20such as Arbor Day. Plants and plant materials distributed by
21the State shall not be used for ornamental, landscaping or
22shade tree purposes. Plants and plant materials secured or
23produced and distributed by the State nurseries are to be



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1protected against abuses, such as may occur in the event of
2livestock grazing or wildfire.
3    The Department may cooperate with any person or group
4desirous of establishing plants or plant materials for
5conservation plantings by (a) selling furnishing trees,
6shrubs, flower seeds or other materials where deemed necessary
7or desirable, or (b) providing labor, equipment and technical
8supervision to plan and implement the conservation plantings,
9or both.
10    Plants and plant materials may be provided, upon approval
11of a written management plan, without charge to individual
12landowners, State agencies and institutions, local
13governments, civic groups and others for conservation
14plantings but shall be sold at a price approximately equal to
15the cost of acquisition or production and distribution.
16    Plants and plant materials may be provided without charge
17to government agencies and institutions, organized groups or
18individuals for special conservation plantings, research
19plantings, educational purposes and commemorative plantings
20but shall be sold at a price approximately equal to the cost of
21acquisition or production and distribution.
22    Plants and plant materials may be made available to the
23general public, mining companies, other industries and
24agencies of the federal government but shall be sold at a price
25approximately equal to the cost of acquisition or production
26and distribution.



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1    Products such as Christmas trees, roundwood and other
2materials derived from State distributed plants or plant
3materials may be utilized, sold or removed, except that no such
4plants shall be resold, bartered or given away and removed
5alive with the roots attached.
6    The Department may effect exchanges, purchases or sales
7involving plants and plant materials with other states or with
8agencies of the federal government.
9    The Department shall have the authority to make such rules
10and regulations pursuant to the Illinois Administrative
11Procedure Act as it deems necessary for carrying out,
12administering and enforcing the provisions of this Act.
13(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)