TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 91 - PUBLIC LANDS
Sec. 1852. Timber removed or transported
Whoever cuts, or wantonly destroys any timber growing on the
public lands of the United States; or
Whoever removes any timber from said public lands, with intent to
export or to dispose of the same; or
Whoever, being the owner, master, pilot, operator, or consignee
of any vessel, motor vehicle, or aircraft or the owner, director,
or agent of any railroad, knowingly transports any timber so cut or
removed from said lands, or lumber manufactured therefrom -
Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one
year, or both.
This section shall not prevent any miner or agriculturist from
clearing his land in the ordinary working of his mining claim, or
in the preparation of his farm for tillage, or from taking the
timber necessary to support his improvements, or the taking of
timber for the use of the United States; nor shall it interfere
with or take away any right or privilege under any existing law of
the United States to cut or remove timber from any public lands.
(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 787; Pub. L. 104-294, title VI,
Sec. 601(a)(8), Oct. 11, 1996, 110 Stat. 3498.)
HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES
Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Sec. 103 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch.
321, Sec. 49, 35 Stat. 1098).
Reference to persons causing or procuring was omitted as
unnecessary in view of definition of "principal" in section 2 of
Words "motor vehicle or aircraft" were inserted in third
paragraph to remove any doubt as to scope of section in view of
rapidly advancing methods of transportation.
Minor changes were made in phraseology.
1996 - Pub. L. 104-294 substituted "fined under this title" for
"fined not more than $1,000" in fourth par.
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