Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 107 Part 3.djvu/75

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PUBLIC LAW 103-177—DEC. 3, 1993 107 STAT. 2013 (10) The term Indian tribe" means any Indian tribe, band, nation, pueblo, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village or regional corporation as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), which is recognized as eHgible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Inoians. (11) The term "integrated resource management plan" means the plan developed pursuant to the process used by tribal governments to assess available resources and to provide identified holistic management objectives that include Quality of life, production goals and landscape descriptions of all designated resources that may include (but not be limited to) water, fish, wildlife, forestry, agriculture, minerals, and recreation, as well as community and municipal resources, and may include any previously adopted tribal codes and plans related to such resources. (12) The term "land management activity" means all activi- ) ties, accomplished in support of the management of Indian agricultural lands, including (but not limited to)— (A) preparation of soil and range inventories, farmland and rangeland management plans, and monitoring programs to evaluate management plans; (B) agricultviral lands and on-farm irrigation delivery system development, and the application of state of the 8J*t, soil and range conservation management techniaues to restore and ensure the productive potential of Indian lands; (C) protection against agricultural pests, including development, implementetion, and evaluation of integrated pest management programs to control noxious weeds, undesirable vegetetion, and vertebrate or invertebrate agricultural pests; (D) administration and supervision of agricultural leasing and permitting activities, including determination of proper land use, carrying capacities, and proper stocking rates of livestock, appraisal, advertisement, negotiation, contract preparation, collecting, recording, and distributing lease rental receipts; (E) technical assistence to individuals and tribes engaged in agricultural production or agribusiness; and (F) educational assistance in agriculture, naturcd resources, land management and related fields of study, including direct assistence to tribally-controUed community colleg[es in developing and implementing curriculum for vocational, technical, and professional course work. (13) The term "Indian landowner" means the Indian or Indian tribe that— (A) owns such Indian land, or (B) is the beneficiary of the trust under which such Indian land is held by the United States. (14) The term "rangeland" means Indian land, excluding Indian forest land, on which the native vegetetion is predominantly grasses, grass-like plants, forbs, half-shrubs or shrubs suiteble for grazing or browsing use, and includes lands revegeteted naturally or artificially to provide a forage cover that is managed as native vegetetion.