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      Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
  • The house Passed July 29th, 2010
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      House Committee on Agriculture
      Department Operations, Oversight, and Nutrition
    IntroducedFebruary 23rd, 2010

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Benton MacKaye Cherokee National Forest Land Consolidation Act of 2010

Official Title

To authorize the conveyance of a small parcel of National Forest System land in the Cherokee National Forest and to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to use the proceeds from that conveyance to acquire a parcel of land for inclusion in that national forest, and for other purposes.


Benton MacKaye Cherokee National Forest Land Consolidation Act of 2010 - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to convey and quitclaim to the Towee Falls Baptist Church a parcel of National Forest System land in Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee, which surrounds the Church. Requires Towee Falls Baptist Church to pay to the Secretary an amount of cash that is equal to the fair market value of such parcel, as determined by an appraisal approved by the Secretary. Requires deposit of the consideration received by the Secretary into a specified account in the Treasury and makes the monies so deposited available for the acquisition of lands and interests in the Cherokee National Forest. Authorizes the Secretary to use such monies to acquire from the Monroe County Tennessee Board of Education a tract of land known as the Doc Rogers tract if the Secretary and the Board reach an agreement on the terms of a federal acquisition.

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