Senator Feinsteins e-mail, use it!



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  • Mitch_R

Posted May 02, 2002 - 09:04 PM

#1

http://feinstein.senate.gov/email.html
Here is Senator Dianne Feinstein's E-mail address. Take a few minutes to e-mail her and let her know what you think of Wilderness areas. Please let her know your opinion and that you vote. The more people that send her e-mails the better. :)

  • Shawn_Mc

Posted May 02, 2002 - 12:25 PM

#2

Well after reading my letter back to myself, if she had, HAD, any shame or concern with her actuall constiutents, she'd relent. Dont bet on it. $u*king democrats

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  • HondaMan

Posted May 02, 2002 - 01:18 PM

#3

Just sent her a nice letter telling her that
I VOTE, and I have alot of buddies that are Voting
just because of this Wilderness Bill. Even told
her I was switching parties!hehehe
You know the only thing these liberal democrats
understand is that we are a big group,, and in
the PAST we didn't vote very much. BUT THIS TIME
WE ARE VOTING AND IT ISN'T GOING TO BE FOR LIBERALS, DEMOCRATS or ECO-Nazis!
Let her know! The more letters she gets, the more
reason for her to rethink her position. AND IF
SHE DOESN'T then, Lets All show her this fall and
VOTE HER OUT OF OFFICE!!!!!!!

[ May 02, 2002: Message edited by: HondaMan ]

  • eBayThumper

Posted May 02, 2002 - 01:23 PM

#4

I emailed her a week or two ago and just got a reply. It didn't sound like she read my letter at all...more like an auto reply referring me to her page where I could email her with any concerns etc...

Well, that's better than the "zero" I got from old Barbara Boxer. I hope that every email counts. I wonder if she ever personally reads any of the incoming emails.

Anyway, something is better than nothing.

Ride On,
J

  • jlewis

Posted May 02, 2002 - 01:23 PM

#5

Want to see how damaging this bill is. I got a sneak copy. Do you ride anywhere near here? And don't forget the buffer zone around wild and senic rivers...

DISCUSSION DRAFT 4/26/02

A BILL

To designate certain public lands as wilderness and certain rivers as wild and scenic rivers in the State of California, to designate Salmon Restoration Areas, to establish the Sacramento River National Conservation Area and Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. - This Act may be cited as the "California Wild Heritage Wilderness Act of 2002."



SECTION 2. FINDINGS. -

(a) The Congress finds and declares that -

(1) the federally owned lands and rivers of California are a wildland resource of extraordinary value for this and future generations;

(2) increasing pressure from California's rapidly growing population threatens to destroy these remaining wild areas and wild rivers;

(3) statutory protection is needed for these areas to ensure that they remain a part of our natural heritage and continue to be a source of solitude and peace for all Americans;

(4) continuation of military activities, including overflights, military maneuvers, testing and evaluation, and other activities without limit to frequency is not incompatible with the protection and proper management of the wilderness and wild and scenic river resources designated by this Act;

(5) wildfire management and fuels treatment activities necessary to protect public safety and private property are fully allowable in wilderness areas and the Secretary may take any measures deemed necessary to control or prevent fires; and

(6) these lands shall be included in the National Wilderness Preservation System and the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, in order to-

(A) preserve the unique wild and natural features of these landscapes;

(:) protect a diverse array of ecosystems, plants, animals, geologic structures and hydrologic features that represent the natural splendor of California;

© protect and preserve historical and cultural archaeological sites associated with ancient Indian cultures and the settlement of California;

(D) protect and preserve areas that continue to be used by Native American Tribes for spiritual, cultural, or subsistence practices;

(E) protect watersheds, including those that play an essential role in providing municipal and agricultural water supplies;

(F) provide opportunities for compatible outdoor recreation, including horseback riding on saddle and pack stock, hunting and fishing, hiking and camping, whitewater rafting, and excursions led by commercial outfitters;

(G) retain and enhance opportunities for scientific research in untouched ecosystems; and

(H) promote the recovery of threatened and endangered species, including salmon and steelhead.



TITLE I-DESIGNATION OF WILDERNESS AREAS

SEC. 101. DESIGNATION OF WILDERNESS

(a) In furtherance of the purposes of the Wilderness Act, the following lands in the State of California are hereby designated as wilderness, and therefore, as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System:

(1) Certain lands in the Angeles National Forest which comprise approximately 3,200 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "West Fork Wilderness Area - Proposed"

(2) Certain lands in the Angeles National Forest which comprise approximately 7,680 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Silver Mountain Wilderness Area - Proposed"

(3) Certain lands in the Angeles National Forest which comprise approximately 56,320 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Castaic Wilderness Area - Proposed"

(4) Certain lands in the Angeles National Forest which comprise approximately 12,160 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Magic Mountain Wilderness Area - Proposed"

(5) Certain lands in the Angeles National Forest which comprise approximately 19,200 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Pleasant View Wilderness Area - Proposed"

(6) Certain lands in the Angeles National Forest which comprise approximately 8,960 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Sheep Mountain Wilderness Area Additions - Proposed"

(7) Certain lands in the Angeles National Forest which comprise approximately 14,720 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Condor Peak Wilderness Area - Proposed"

(8) Certain lands in the Angeles National Forest which comprise approximately 2,560 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Santa Clarita Canyons Wilderness Area - Proposed"

(9) Certain lands in the Cleveland National Forest which comprise approximately 23,200 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Eagle Peak Wilderness Area - Proposed" provided that this designation shall not preclude entry into this area by horses or pack stock.

(10) Certain lands in the El Dorado and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests which comprise approximately 23,040 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Caples Creek Wilderness Area - Proposed"

(11) Certain lands in the El Dorado and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests which comprise approximately 19,780 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Meiss Meadows Wilderness Area - Proposed"

(12) Certain lands in the Humboldt -Toiyabe National Forest which comprise approximately 79,360 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Hoover Wilderness Area Additions - Proposed" provided that-

(i) the designation shall not preclude operation and maintenance of the existing historic Paiute Cabin, located in the western portion of the Hoover Wilderness Area Additions, in the same manner and degree in which operation and maintenance of such cabin was occurring as of the date of enactment of this Act; and

(ii) the designation is not intended to restrict the activities of the adjacent United States Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center.

(13) Certain lands in the Inyo National Forest which comprise approximately 14,800 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Upper Owens additions to Ansel Adams Wilderness Area - Proposed"

(14) Certain lands in the Inyo National Forest and the Bakersfield District of the Bureau of Land Management which comprise approximately 136,320 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "John Muir Wilderness Area Additions - Proposed"

(15) Certain lands in the Inyo National Forest which comprise approximately 282,880 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "White Mountains Wilderness Area- Proposed" provided that scientific research conducted at the White Mountains Research Center shall be permitted to continue.

(16) Certain lands in the Klamath National Forest which comprise approximately 64,160 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Marble Mountains Wilderness Area Additions - Proposed"

(17) Certain lands in the Klamath National Forest which comprise approximately 51,600 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Red Buttes Wilderness Area Additions - Proposed"

(18) Certain lands in the Klamath National Forest which comprise approximately 19,360 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Russian Peak Wilderness Area Additions - Proposed"

(19) Certain lands in the Lassen National Forest which comprise approximately 12,000 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Heart Lake Wilderness Area - Proposed"

(20) Certain lands in the Lassen National Forest which comprise approximately 4,760 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Wild Cattle Mountain Wilderness Area - Proposed"

(21) Certain lands in the Lassen National Forest which comprise approximately 6,400 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Caribou Wilderness Area Additions - Proposed"

(22) Certain lands in the Los Padres National Forest which comprise approximately 48,625 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Dick Smith Wilderness Area Additions - Proposed"

(23) Certain lands in the Los Padres National Forest which comprise approximately 3,550 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Garcia Wilderness Area Additions - Proposed"

(24) Certain lands in the Los Padres National Forest which comprise approximately 9,050 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Machesna Wilderness Area Additions - Proposed"

(25) Certain lands in the Los Padres National Forest which comprise approximately 47,400 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Matilija Wilderness Area Additions - Proposed"

(26) Certain lands in the Los Padres National Forest which comprise approximately 64,500 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "San Rafael Wilderness Area Additions - Proposed"

(27) Certain lands in the Los Padres National Forest which comprise approximately 37,110 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Ventana Wilderness Area Additions - Proposed" provide that -

(i) the management plan for the Ventana Wilderness Area Additions, prepared following their designation as wilderness by this Act, shall authorize the Forest Supervisor of the Los Padres National Forest to take whatever appropriate actions are necessary for fire prevention and watershed protection, including acceptable fire presuppression and fire suppression measures and techniques; and

(ii) non-motorized access to and use of the Ventana Wilderness Area Additions, designated by this Act, for military training shall be permitted to continue in the same manner and degree as provided prior to enactment, subject to reasonable regulations by the Secretary.

(28) Certain lands in the Los Padres National Forest which comprise approximately 17,055 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Silver Peak Wilderness Area Additions - Proposed" provided that-

(i) the management plan for the Silver Peak Wilderness Area Additions, prepared following their designation as wilderness by this Act, shall authorize the Forest Supervisor of the Los Padres National Forest to take whatever appropriate actions are necessary for fire prevention and watershed protection, including acceptable fire presuppression and fire suppression measures and techniques;

(ii) non-motorized access to and use of the Silver Peak Wilderness Area Additions, designated by this Act, for military training shall be permitted to continue in the same manner and degree as provided prior to enactment, subject to reasonable regulations by the Secretary; and

(iii) existing water pipelines in the Silver Peak Wilderness Area Additions and a similar facility in the Silver Peak Wilderness Area established by PL 102-30, together with the right of ingress and egress thereto, may be operated, maintained, and upgraded, subject to reasonable requirements to protect wilderness values.

(29) Certain lands in the Los Padres National Forest which comprise approximately 13,050 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Chumash Wilderness Area Additions - Proposed"

(30) Certain lands in the Los Padres National Forest which comprise approximately 14,350 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Sespe Wilderness Area Additions - Proposed"

(31) Certain lands in the Mendocino National Forest which comprise approximately 23,800 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Snow Mountain Wilderness Area Additions - Proposed"

(32) Certain lands in the Mendocino National Forest which comprise approximately 10,160 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Sanhedrin Wilderness Area - Proposed"

(33) Certain lands in the Mendocino National Forest and the Ukiah District of the Bureau of Land Management which comprise approximately 51,790 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Yuki Wilderness Area - Proposed"

(34) Certain lands in the Plumas National Forest which comprise approximately 9,000 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Feather Falls Wilderness Area - Proposed"

(35) Certain lands in the San Bernardino National Forest which comprise approximately 7,040 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Cahuilla Wilderness Area - Proposed"

(36) Certain lands in the San Bernardino National Forest which comprise approximately 8,320 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "South Fork San Jacinto Wilderness Area - Proposed"

(37) Certain lands in the San Bernardino National Forest which comprise approximately 12,480 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Cucamonga Wilderness Area Additions - Proposed"

(38) Certain lands in the San Bernardino National Forest and the California Desert District of the Bureau of Land Management which comprise approximately 17,920 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "San Gorgonio Wilderness Area Additions - Proposed"

(39) Certain lands in the San Bernardino National Forest which comprise approximately 8,320 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Sugarloaf Wilderness Area Proposed."

(40) Certain lands in the Sequoia National Forest which comprise approximately 11,200 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Domelands Wilderness Area Additions - Proposed"

(41) Certain lands in the Sequoia National Forest which comprise approximately 41,280 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Golden Trout Wilderness Area Additions - Proposed"

(42) Certain lands in the Sequoia National Forest and the Bakersfield District of the Bureau of Land Management which comprise approximately 48,000 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Bright Star Wilderness Area Additions - Proposed"

(43) Certain lands in the Sierra National Forest which comprise approximately 40,960 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "South Fork Merced Wilderness Area - Proposed"

(44) Certain lands in the Six Rivers National Forest which comprise approximately 7,300 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Mt. Lassic Wilderness Area - Proposed"

(45) Certain lands in the Six Rivers National Forest which comprise approximately 5,740 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Mad River Buttes Wilderness Area - Proposed"

(46) Certain lands in the Six Rivers and Klamath National Forests which comprise approximately 86,470 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Siskiyou Wilderness Area Additions - Proposed"

(47) Certain lands in the Six Rivers, Mendocino and Shasta-Trinity National Forests which comprise approximately 40,550 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness Area Additions - Proposed"

(48) Certain lands in the Six Rivers, Klamath and Shasta-Trinity National Forests which comprise approximately 97,590 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Trinity Alps Wilderness Area Additions - Proposed"

(49) Certain lands in the Six Rivers and Shasta-Trinity National Forests which comprise approximately 12,750 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Underwood Wilderness Area - Proposed"

(50) Certain lands in the Stanislaus National Forest which comprise approximately 25,280 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Emigrant Wilderness Area Additions - Proposed"

(51) Certain lands in the Stanislaus and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests which comprise approximately 35,200 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Carson Iceberg Wilderness Area Additions - Proposed"

(52)Certain lands in the Tahoe National Forest which comprise approximately 12,160 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Black Oak Wilderness Area - Proposed"

(53) Certain lands in the Tahoe National Forest which comprise approximately 2,880 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Duncan Canyon Wilderness Area - Proposed"

(54) Certain lands in the Tahoe National Forest which comprise approximately 20,480 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "North Fork American Wilderness Area - Proposed" provided that this designation shall not interfere with the operation of the Western States Endurance Run and the Tevis Cup Race in the same manner and degree in which these races are operating as of the date of enactment of this Act.

(55) Certain lands in the Tahoe National Forest which comprise approximately 4,480 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Granite Chief Wilderness Area Additions - Proposed" provided that this designation shall not interfere with the operation of the Western States Endurance Run and the Tevis Cup Race in the same manner and degree in which these races are operating as of the date of enactment of this Act.

(56) Certain lands in the Tahoe National Forest which comprise approximately 16,350 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Castle Peak Wilderness Area - Proposed"

(57) Certain lands in the Tahoe National Forest which comprise approximately 17,280 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Grouse Lakes Wilderness Area - Proposed"

(58) Certain lands in the Bakersfield District of the Bureau of Land Management which comprise approximately 17,920 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Granite Mountain Wilderness Area - Proposed"

(59) Certain lands in the California Desert District of the Bureau of Land Management which comprise approximately 5,760 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Carrizo Gorge Wilderness Area Additions - Proposed"

(60) Certain lands in the California Desert District of the Bureau of Land Management which comprise approximately 5,120 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Sawtooth Wilderness Area Additions - Proposed"

(61) Certain lands in the California Desert District of the Bureau of Land Management and the Cleveland National Forest which comprise approximately 6,400 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Hauser Wilderness Area Additions - Proposed"

(62) Certain lands in the California Desert District of the Bureau of Land Management which comprise approximately 1,920 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Bighorn Mountain Wilderness Area Additions - Proposed"

(63) Certain lands in the California Desert District of the Bureau of Land Management which comprise approximately 64,300 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Avawatz Mountains Wilderness - Proposed"

(64) Certain lands in the California Desert District of the Bureau of Land Management which comprise approximately 92,878 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Cady Mountains Wilderness - Proposed"

(65) Certain lands in the California Desert District of the Bureau of Land Management which comprise approximately 110,800 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Soda Mountains Wilderness - Proposed"

(66) Certain lands in the California Desert District of the Bureau of Land Management which comprise approximately 41,400 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Kingston Range Wilderness - Proposed"

(67) Certain lands in the California Desert District of the Bureau of Land Management which comprise approximately 27,560 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Denning Springs Wilderness Area Additions - Proposed"

(68) Certain lands in the Susanville District of the Bureau of Land Management which comprise approximately 6,600 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Pit River Wilderness Area - Proposed"

(69) Certain lands in the Ukiah District of the Bureau of Land Management which comprise approximately 62,234 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Cache Creek Wilderness Area - Proposed"

(70) Certain lands in the Arcata District of the Bureau of Land Management which comprise approximately 41,100 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "King Range Wilderness Area - Proposed" provided that in case of conflict between the provisions of this Act and the provisions of the existing King Range National Conservation Area the more restrictive provisions shall apply.

(71) Certain lands in the Arcata District of the Bureau of Land Management which comprise approximately 14,000 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "South Fork Eel Wilderness Area - Proposed"

(72) Certain lands in Joshua Tree National Park which comprise approximately 36,672 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Joshua Tree National Park Wilderness Area Additions - Proposed"

(73) Certain lands in Lassen National Park which comprise approximately 26,366 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Lassen National Park Wilderness Area Additions - Proposed"

(74) Certain lands in Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park which comprise approximately 68,480 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Mineral King Wilderness Area - Proposed" and which shall be known as the John Krebs Wilderness provided that the designation shall not preclude operation and maintenance of the existing Hockett Meadow Cabin and Quinn Patrol Cabin in the same manner and degree in which operation and maintenance of such cabins was occurring as of the date of enactment of this Act.

(75) Certain lands in the Pinnacles National Monument which comprise approximately 2,715 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Pinnacles National Monument Wilderness Area Additions - Proposed"

SEC. 102 ADMINISTRATION OF WILDERNESS AREAS

(a) MANAGEMENT. - Subject to valid existing rights, the wilderness areas designated by this Act shall be administered by the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture (hereinafter referred to as the "Secretary"), whichever has administrative jurisdiction over the area, in accordance with the provisions of the Wilderness Act governing areas designated by that Act as wilderness, except that any reference in such provisions to the effective date of the Wilderness Act (or any similar reference) shall be deemed to be a reference to the date of enactment of this Act.

(:D MAP AND LEGAL DESCRIPTION. - As soon as practicable after enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall file a map and a legal description of each wilderness area designated under Titles II through VI with the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the United States Senate and the Committee on Resources of the United States House of Representatives. Such map and description shall have the same force and effect as if included in this title, except that the correction of clerical and typographical errors in such legal description may be made. Copies of such map and legal description shall be on file and available for public inspection in the Office of the Secretary with jurisdiction over the relevant wilderness areas.

© WILDERNESS CHARACTER.- As provided in section 4(:D of the Wilderness Act, the Secretary concerned shall administer the areas designated as wilderness in this Act so as to preserve their wilderness character and to devote them to the public purposes of recreational, scenic, scientific, educational, conservation, and historical use. All activities in the areas designated by this Act shall be subject to regulations the Secretary deems necessary to fulfill the purposes of this Act.

(d) FIRE MANAGEMENT AND FUELS TREATMENT ACTIVITIES. - The Secretary may take such measures in the wilderness areas and wild, scenic and recreational rivers designated by this Act as necessary in the control of fire, insects, and diseases, as provided in section 4(d)(1) of the Wilderness Act. Such measures may include the use of mechanized and motorized equipment for fuels treatment or fire management where necessary to protect public safety or private property. Within one year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall review existing policy to ensure that authorized approval procedures for any such measures permit a timely and efficient response in case of fire emergencies in the wilderness areas designated by this Act. In areas of extreme fire hazard the Secretary shall consider whether the authority to take whatever appropriate actions are necessary for fire prevention and watershed protection, including but not limited to, acceptable fire suppression and presuppression measures and techniques should be delegated to the Forest Supervisor, Park Superintendent, or Bureau of Land Management District Manager.

(e) ACCESS TO PRIVATE PROPERTY.- The Secretary shall provide private property owners with adequate access to their nonfederally owned land or interests in land within the boundaries of the wilderness areas and wild, scenic, and recreational rivers designated by this Act to ensure the owner of such land or interest the reasonable use and enjoyment thereof.

(f) MANAGEMENT OF PRIVATE PROPERTY.- Nothing in this Act shall impact the private property rights of nonfederal landowners with property within the boundaries of the wilderness areas and wild, scenic, and recreational rivers designated by this Act.

(g) HUNTING AND FISHING. - Nothing in this Act shall impact existing hunting and fishing, under applicable State and Federal laws and regulations, within the boundaries of wilderness areas and wild, scenic, and recreational rivers designated by this Act. Where currently used in areas within the boundaries of wilderness areas designated by this Act, the continued use of non-motorized game carriers shall be allowed.

(h) SNOW SENSORS AND STREAM GAUGES.- Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prevent the installation and maintenance of hydrologic, meteorologic, or climatological facilities or any combination of the foregoing, or limited motorized access to such facilities when non-motorized access means are not reasonably available or when time is of the essence, where such facilities or access are essential to flood warning, flood control, water supply forecasting, or reservoir operation purposes.

(i) MILITARY ACTIVITIES. - Nothing in this Act shall preclude low level overflights of military aircraft, testing and evaluation, the designation of new units of special use airspace, or the use or establishment of military flight training routes over wilderness areas and wild, scenic, and recreational rivers designated by this Act.

(j) HORSES. - Nothing in this Act shall preclude horseback riding, or the entry of recreational saddle or pack stock into wilderness areas and wild, scenic, and recreational rivers designated by this Act.

(k) LIVESTOCK GRAZING. - Grazing of livestock and maintenance of existing facilities related to grazing in wilderness areas designated by this Act, where established prior to the date of enactment of this Act, shall be permitted to continue as provided in section 4(d)(4) of the Wilderness Act and Section 108 of P.L. 96-560.

(l) FISH AND WILDLIFE. - Nothing in this Act shall be construed as affecting the jurisdiction or responsibilities of the State of California with respect to wildlife and fish on the public lands in that State as provided in section 4(d)(7) of the Wilderness Act.

(m) WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT. - In furtherance of the purposes and principles of the Wilderness Act and the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, management activities to maintain or restore fish and wildlife populations and the habitats to support such populations may be carried out within wilderness areas and wild, scenic, and recreational rivers designated by this Act, where consistent with relevant wilderness management plans, in accordance with appropriate policies and guidelines.

(n) LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES.- Nothing in this Act shall be construed as precluding or otherwise affecting border operations by the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the United States Customs Service, or state and local law enforcement agencies within wilderness areas and wild, scenic, and recreational rivers designated by these titles.

(o) NATIVE AMERICAN USES AND INTERESTS.- In recognition of the past use of wilderness areas and wild, scenic and recreational rivers designated under this Act by Indian people for traditional cultural and religious purposes, the Secretary shall ensure access to such wilderness areas and wild, scenic, and recreational rivers by Indian people for such traditional cultural and religious purposes. In implementing this section, the Secretary, upon the request of an Indian tribe or Indian religious community, shall temporarily close to the general public use of one or more specific portions of the wilderness area and wild, scenic, and recreational rivers in order to protect the privacy of traditional cultural and religious activities in such areas by Indian people. Any such closure shall be made to affect the smallest practicable area for the minimum period necessary for such purposes. Such access shall be consistent with the purpose and intent of Public Law 95-341 (42 U.S.C. 1996) commonly referred to as the "American Indian Religious Freedom Act", and the Wilderness Act (78 Stat. 890; 16 U.S.C. 1131).

(p) COMMERCIAL OUTFITTERS.- Nothing in this Act shall preclude the use by commercial outfitters of the wilderness areas and wild, scenic, and recreational rivers designated by this Act.

(q) AREAS ADJACENT TO WILDERNESS AREAS. - Nothing in this Act shall be construed to create protective perimeters or buffer zones around wilderness areas designated by this Act. Activities or uses of nonwilderness areas that can be seen or heard within wilderness areas designated by this Act shall not be precluded as a result of this Act.

SEC. 103 DESIGNATION OF SALMON RESTORATION AREAS

(a) FINDINGS. - The Congress finds and declares that -

(1) once magnificent salmon and steelhead runs throughout the State of California have generally experienced severe declines resulting in the listing of these runs as threatened and endangered under both State and Federal law;

(2) economically important commercial, recreational, and tribal salmon and steelhead fisheries have collapsed in many parts of the State leading to economic crises for many fishing-dependent communities;

(3) salmon and steelhead are essential to the spiritual and cultural practices of many Tribes in California and these Tribes have suffered as a result of the decline in salmon and steelhead runs throughout the State;

(4) habitat protection is an essential component in the recovery of endangered salmon and steelhead to sustainable, harvestable levels; and

(5) certain pristine areas in the State warrant special protection because they offer vital, irreplaceable habitat for salmon and steelhead.

(:D The following lands in the State of California are hereby designated Salmon Restoration Areas:

(1) Certain lands in the Shasta Trinity National Forest which comprise approximately 24,267 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Chinquapin Wilderness Study Area Proposed."

(2) Certain lands in the Shasta Trinity National Forest which comprise approximately 28,400 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Pattison Wilderness Study Area Proposed."

(3) Certain lands in the Shasta Trinity National Forest which comprise approximately 22,000 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "South Fork Trinity Wilderness Area Proposed."

© The Salmon Restoration Areas shall be reviewed by the Secretary as to their suitability for designation as wilderness. Until Congress acts on the suitability of these areas for wilderness, the Salmon Restoration Areas shall be managed to promote the restoration of self-sustaining salmon and steelhead populations. The Secretary shall submit the report and findings to the President, and the President shall submit a recommendation to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives no later than three years from the date of enactment of this Act.

(d) Subject to valid existing rights, the Salmon Restoration Areas designated by this section shall be administered by the Secretary so as to maintain their presently existing wilderness character and potential for inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System. The use of mechanized transport or motorized equipment shall be based on the selection of the minimum tool or administrative practice necessary to accomplish the purpose of maximum salmon habitat protection with the least amount of adverse impact on wilderness character and resources.



SEC. 104 DESIGNATION OF WILDERNESS STUDY AREAS

(a) In furtherance of the provisions of the Wilderness Act, the following lands in the State of California are designated wilderness study areas and shall be reviewed by the Secretary as to their suitability for preservation as wilderness. The Secretary shall submit the report and findings to the President, and the President shall submit a recommendation to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives no later than three years from the date of enactment of this Act:

(1) Certain lands in the Shasta Trinity National Forest which comprise approximately 18,224 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Mt Eddy Wilderness Study Area Proposed."

(2) Certain lands in the Shasta Trinity National Forest which comprise approximately 48,000 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Ishi Wilderness Study Area Proposed."

(:D Subject to valid existing rights, the wilderness study areas designated by this section shall be administered by the Secretary so as to maintain their presently existing wilderness character and potential for inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System.

SEC. 105 DESIGNATION OF POTENTIAL WILDERNESS AREAS

(a) In furtherance of the provisions of the Wilderness Act, the following lands in the State of California are designated potential wilderness areas:

(1) Certain lands in the Arcata District of the Bureau of Land Management which comprise approximately 8,000 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Elkhorn Ridge Potential Wilderness Area - Proposed"

(2) Certain lands in the Ukiah District of the Bureau of Land Management which comprise approximately 12,806 acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Payne Ranch Potential Wilderness Area - Proposed"

(:D Subject to valid existing rights, the potential wilderness areas designated by this Act shall be administered by the Secretary as wilderness except as provided for in subsection © until such time as said lands are designated as wilderness.

© ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION. - For purposes of ecological restoration, including the elimination of non-native species, road removal, repair of skid tracks, and other actions necessary to restore the natural ecosystems in these areas, the Secretary may use motorized equipment and mechanized transport until such time as the potential wilderness areas are designated as wilderness. The Secretary shall, to the maximum extent practicable, seek to use the minimum tool or administrative practice necessary to accomplish necessary ecological restoration with the least amount of adverse impact on wilderness character and resources.

(d) WILDERNESS DESIGNATION. - Upon removal of conditions incompatible with the Wilderness Act and publication by the Secretary in the Federal Register of notice of such removal or 5 years after the date of enactment of this Act, whichever comes first, the potential wilderness areas designated by this Act shall be deemed wilderness.

(e) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. - There are authorized to be appropriated $5,000,000 annually to the Secretary, to be divided equally between the potential wilderness areas in subsection (a), to carry out the ecological restoration purposes in subsection ©.

TITLE II WILD AND SCENIC RIVER DESIGNATIONS

SEC. 201 DESIGNATION OF WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS

(a) In order to preserve and protect for present and future generations the outstanding scenic, natural, wildlife, fishery, recreational, scientific, historic, and ecological values of the following rivers in the State of California Section 3(a) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1274(a)) is amended by adding the following new paragraphs at the end:

"(1) BLACK BUTTE, CALIFORNIA. - The 2 miles of Black Butte River from the confluence of Esteli and Sheep Creeks to Spanish Creek confluence, as a scenic river. The 18.5 miles of Black Butte River from Spanish Creek confluence to Jumpoff Creek confluence, as a wild river. The 3.5 miles of Black Butte River from Jumpoff Creek confluence to confluence with Middle Eel River, as a scenic river. The 5 miles of Cold Creek from Plaskett Creek confluence to confluence with Black Butte River, as a wild river.

(2) BUCKHORN CREEK, CALIFORNIA. - The 4.5 miles of Buckhorn Creek from the source to the confluence with Indian Creek, as a wild river.

(3) CEDAR CREEK, CALIFORNIA. - The 4 mile segment from Pine Hills Reservation boundary to 0.125 miles upstream of Cedar Creek Rd. crossing, as a wild river. The 0.25 miles from 0.125 miles upstream of Cedar Creek Rd. crossing to 0.125 miles downstream of Cedar Creek Rd. crossing, as a scenic river. The 2 miles from 0.125 miles downstream of Cedar Creek Rd. to 0.125 miles upstream of RD13S06, as a wild river. The 0.25 miles from 0.125 miles upstream of RD13S06 to San Diego River confluence, as a scenic river.

(4) CLAVEY RIVER, CALIFORNIA. - (A) Segments of the main stem and certain tributaries, totaling approximately 63 miles, as generally depicted on the maps entitled "Clavey" Maps E-3.14, 15, 16 and 17, "Bourland Creek" Map E-3.25, "Eligibility/Classification" Map E-3.27 and Table E-3.1, "Findings of Eligibility and Classification" all contained in Appendix E, Wild and Scenic River Study, Environmental Impact Statement For the Land and Resource Management Plan, Stanislaus National Forest, for which a decision was signed by the Regional Forester on October 28, 1991, to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture in the following classifications:

(i) The 8.7 mile segment of the Lily Creek tributary from a point 500-feet downstream from Bear Lake in Emigrant Wilderness to a point 0.1 mile downstream of an unnamed tributary at the lower end of Coffin Hollow, as a wild river.

(ii) The 2-mile segment of the Lily Creek tributary from a point 0.1 mile downstream of an unnamed tributary at the lower end of Coffin Hollow to its confluence with Bell Creek, as a scenic river.

(iii) The 9.1 mile segment of the Bell Creek tributary from its origin in Emigrant Wilderness to its confluence with Lily Creek, as a wild river, except the 1.0 mile segment beginning at a point 500 feet upstream from the Crabtree trail bridge shall be administered as a scenic river.

(iv) The 10.4 mile segment of the Clavey River from the confluence of Bell Creek with Lily Creek to a point where the eastern boundary of the river corridor intersects with the Mi-Wok and Groveland Ranger districts boundary, as a scenic river.

(v) The 3.2 mile segment of the Clavey River from the Mi-Wok and Groveland Ranger districts boundary to 0.25 mile upstream of the Cottonwood Road, (Forest Route 14) crossing, as a wild river.

(vi) The 1.75 mile segment of the Clavey River from 0.25 mile upstream of the Cottonwood Road to 1.5 mile below it, as a scenic river.

(vii) The 6.6 mile segment of the Clavey River from 1.5 mile downstream of the Cottonwood Road to 0.25 mile upstream of Forest Road 1N01, as wild river.

(viii) The 2 mile segment of the Clavey River from 0.25 mile above Forest Road 1N01 crossing to 1.75 miles downstream, as a scenic river.

(ix) The 7.0 mile segment of the Clavey River from 1.75 miles downstream from the Forest Road 1N01 crossing to the confluence with the Tuolumne River, as a wild river.

(x) The 2 mile segment of the Bourland Creek tributary from its origin to the western boundary of Bourland Research Natural Area, as a wild river.

(xi) The 10.3 mile segment of the Bourland Creek tributary from the western boundary of Bourland Research Natural Area to its confluence with Reynolds Creek, as a recreational river.

(:D Additional tributaries of the Clavey River totaling approximately 27 miles; all contained in Table E-3.1, "Findings of Eligibility and Classification" in Appendix E Wild and Scenic River Study, Environmental Impact Statement for the Land and Resource Management Plan, Stanislaus National Forest, to be administered by the Secretary in the following classifications:

(i) The 5 mile segment of the Rock Creek tributary from its origin to its confluence with the Clavey River, as a scenic river.

(ii) The 4 mile segment of the Trout Creek tributary from one-half mile downstream from Forest Road 3N29 to its confluence with the Clavey River, as a scenic river.

(iii) The 5 mile segment of the Twomile Creek tributary from Forest Road 2N32 to its confluence with the Clavey River, as a wild river.

(iv) The 2 mile segment of the Hull Creek tributary upstream from its confluence with the Clavey River, as a wild river.

(v) The 2 mile segment of the Thirteenmile Creek tributary from 0.25 miles downstream from Forest Road 2N11 to its confluence with Cottonwood Creek, as a scenic river.

(vi) The 4 mile segment of the Reynolds Creek tributary from 0.25 miles downstream from Forest Road 2N12 crossing to its confluence with Bourland Creek, as a wild river.

(vii) The 2.7 mile segment of the Reed Creek tributary from the confluence of Reynolds Creek with Bourland Creek to 0.7 miles downstream from Cottonwood Road (Forest Route 14) crossing, as a scenic river.

(viii) The 2.3 mile segment of the Reed Creek tributary from 0.7 miles downstream from Cottonwood Road crossing to its confluence with the Clavey River, as a wild river.

© Ecologically appropriate thinning logging to reduce fire intensity in accordance with Forest Service policies will not be forbidden by designations in this sub-paragraph.

(D) Within 18 months of the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall prepare a fire management plan and a report on the cultural and historic resources within the river designations in this sub-paragraph and submit the report to the United States Senate, United States House of Representatives, and Tuolumne County board of supervisors.

(5) COTTONWOOD CREEK, CALIFORNIA. - The 18.1 miles from spring source in Sec. 27 T4S R34E to final fork in the Cottonwood Creek jeep track in the center of Sec. 2 T6S R36E, as a wild river. The 3.8 miles from final fork in Cottonwood Creek jeep track in the center of Sec. 2 T6S R36E to northern boundary of Sec. 5 T6S R37E, as a scenic river.

(6) DINKEY CREEK, CALIFORNIA. - The 3 miles from Dinkey Lake to 0.25 miles upstream of Road 9S62 crossing, as a wild river. The 0.5 miles from 0.25 miles upstream of Road 9S62 crossing to 0.25 miles downstream of crossing, as a scenic river. The 6 miles from 0.25 miles downstream of Road 9S62 crossing to confluence with Rock Creek, as a wild river. The 4 miles from Rock Creek confluence to the confluence with Laurel Creek, as a recreation river. The 4 miles from Laurel Creek confluence to 0.25 miles upstream of Ross Crossing (Road 10S24), as a wild river. The 0.5 miles from 0.25 miles upstream of Ross Crossing to 0.25 miles downstream of Ross Crossing, as a scenic river. The 5 miles from 0.25 miles downstream of Ross Crossing to 2 miles upstream of North Fork Kings confluence, as a wild river. The 2 miles upstream of North Fork Kings confluence to North Fork Kings confluence, as a recreational river.

(7) DOWNIE RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES, CALIFORNIA - The 2 miles of the West Downie River from the northern boundary of S27 T21N R10E to Rattlesnake Creek confluence, as a wild river. The 3 miles of Rattlesnake Creek from the source in S24 T21N R10E to West Branch confluence, as a wild river. The 3 miles of Downie River from the confluence of West Branch and Rattlesnake Creek to the confluence with Grant Ravine, as a wild river. The 4 miles of Downie River from Grant Ravine confluence to the confluence with North Yuba river, as a recreational river. The 2 miles of Red Oak Canyon from the source in S18 T21N R11E to 0.5 miles upstream of confluence with Empire Creek, as a wild river. The 0.5 miles of Red Oak Canyon from 0.5 miles upstream of Empire Creek confluence to Empire Creek confluence, as a scenic river. The 2 miles of Empire Creek from the source in S17 T12N R11E to 0.5 miles upstream of confluence with Red Oak Canyon, as a wild river. The 4.5 miles of Empire Creek from 0.5 miles upstream of Red Oak Canyon confluence to confluence with Lavezzola Creek, as a scenic river. The 1.5 miles of Sunnyside Creek from the confluence of Sunnyside Creek and unnamed tributary in S8 T21N R11E to Spencer Creek confluence, as a wild river. The 1.5 miles of Spencer Creek from Lower Spencer Lake to confluence with Sunnyside Creek, as a wild river. The 5 miles of Lavezzola Creek, from the confluence of Sunnyside and Spencer Creeks to unnamed tributary in S33 T21N R11E, as a wild river. The 7 miles of Lavezzola Creek, from the confluence with unnamed tributary in S33 to Downie River confluence, as a scenic river. The 3.5 miles of Pauley Creek from Hawley and Snake Lakes to the southern boundary of S26 T21N R11E, as a scenic river. The 7.5 miles of Pauley Creek from S26 to the western boundary of S18 T20N R11E, as a wild river. The 4 miles of Pauley Creek from S18 to confluence with Downie River, as a scenic river. The 1.5 miles of Butcher Ranch Creek from the eastern boundary of S2 T20N R11E to the confluence with Pauley Creek, as a wild river.

(8) INDEPENDENCE CREEK, CALIFORNIA. - The 2 miles from the source in S13 T18N R14E to the high water line of Independence Lake, as a wild river.

(9) LOWER KERN RIVER, CALIFORNIA. - The 7 miles from Highway 155 bridge to 100 feet downstream of Borel powerhouse, as a recreational river. The 12.7 miles from 100 feet downstream of Borel powerhouse to confluence with Willow Spring Creek, as a scenic river. The 9.75 miles from 0.25 miles m of Democrat Dam to Sequoia National Forest boundary, as a recreational river. Provided that the designation shall not impact the continued operation and maintenance of existing water and energy facilities on or near the river.

(10) KINGS RIVER, CALIFORNIA. - The 4 miles from the existing wild river boundary to the end of road 12S01(at the Kings River NRT trailhead), as a wild river. The 7 miles from 12S01 road end to the western boundary of Kings River Special Management Area, as a scenic river. The 1 mile from Kings River Special Management Area to the Bailey Bridge 1 mile above Pine Flat Reservoir, as a recreational river. Provided that in the case of conflict between the provisions of this Act and the provisions of the existing Kings River Special Management Area the more restrictive provisions shall apply.

(11) MATILIJA CREEK, CALIFORNIA. - The 7 miles from the source to the confluence with Old Man Canyon, as a wild river. The 2 miles from Old Man Canyon to Murrieta Canyon, as a scenic river. The 7 miles the source of the North Fork of Matilija Creek to the confluence with Matilija Creek, as a wild river.

(12) MOKELUMNE, NORTH FORK, CALIFORNIA. - The 5.75 miles from 0.25 miles downstream of Salt Springs dam to 0.5 miles downstream of Bear River confluence, as a recreational river. The 11 miles from 0.5 miles downstream of Bear River confluence to National Forest boundary in Sec. 19 T7N R14E, as a wild river.

(13) NIAGARA CREEK, CALIFORNIA. - The 1 mile from Highway 108 to the high water line of Donnell Reservoir, as a scenic river.

(14) OWENS RIVER COMPLEX, CALIFORNIA.- The 4.71 miles of Deadman Creek from the source east of San Joaquin Peak to proposed wilderness boundary, as a wild river. The 3.5 miles of Deadman Creek from proposed wilderness boundary to 0.125 miles downstream of Highway 395 bridge, as a recreational river. The 2.7 miles of Deadman Creek from 0.125 miles downstream of Highway 395 bridge to Big Springs, as a scenic river. The 0.8 miles of the Upper Owens River from Big Springs to Alpers Ranch Private Land Boundary, as a recreational river. The 3.77 miles of Glass Creek from the source to Glass Creek/Obsidian Dome parking area in Sec. 29, as a wild river. The 1.41 miles of Glass Creek from the parking area in Sec. 29 to the end of the road in Sec. 21 T2S R27E, as a scenic river. The 1.2 miles of Glass Creek from the road's end in Sec. 21 to the confluence with Deadman Creek.

(15) PINE VALLEY CREEK, CALIFORNIA. - The 12 miles from the source to Pine Creek Wilderness Boundary, as a recreational river. The 5.75 miles from the Pine Creek Wilderness Boundary to 0.25 miles upstream of Barrett Reservoir, as a wild river. The 2.5 miles of Lake of the Woods Creek from the source in Laguna Meadows to the confluence with Noble Canyon Creek, as a scenic river. The 3.5 miles of Noble Canyon Creek from the source to confluence with Pine Valley Creek, as a scenic river.

(16) PIRU CREEK, CALIFORNIA. - The 9 miles of the North Fork Piru Creek from the source to private property in Sec. 4, T6N R21W, as a wild river. The 1 mile of the North Fork Piru Creek from the private property boundary to the South Fork confluence, as a scenic river. The 3.5 miles of the South Fork Piru Creek from the source to the confluence with an unnamed tributary in Thorn Meadows, as a wild river. The 1 mile of South Fork Piru Creek from Thorn Meadows to the confluence with North Fork Piru Creek, as a scenic river. The 15 miles of Piru Creek from the North and South Forks confluence to 0.125 miles downstream of Road 18N01 crossing, as a scenic river. The 3 miles of Piru Creek from 0.125 miles downstream of Road 18N01 crossing to 0.125 miles upstream of Castaic Mine, as a wild river. The 7.75 miles of Piru Creek from 0.125 miles downstream of Castaic Mine to 0.25 miles upstream of Pyramid reservoir, as a scenic river. The 2.75 miles of Piru Creek from 0.25 miles downstream of Pyramid dam to Osito Canyon, as a recreational river.

(17) SAGEHEN CREEK, CALIFORNIA. - The 7.75 miles from the source in S10 T18N R15E to 0.25 miles upstream of Stampede reservoir, as a scenic river.

(18) SAN DIEGO RIVER, CALIFORNIA. - The 10 miles from the northern boundary of S34 T12S R3E to 0.25 miles upstream of Cedar Creek confluence, as a wild river. The 1 mile 0.25 miles upstream of Cedar Creek confluence to Capitan Grande Reservation boundary, as a scenic river.

(19) UPPER SESPE RIVER, CALIFORNIA. - The 1.5 miles from the source to the private property boundary in Sec. 10 T6N R24W, as a scenic river. The 2 miles from the private property boundary in Sec. 10 T6N R24W to the Hartman Ranch boundary in Sec. 14 T6N R24W, as a wild river. The 14.5 miles from the Hartman Ranch boundary in Sec. 14 T6N R24W to 0.125 miles downstream of Beaver Campground, as a recreational river. The 2 miles from 0.125 miles downstream of Beaver Campground to Rock Creek confluence, as a scenic river.

(20) STANISLAUS RIVER, NORTH FORK, CALIFORNIA. - The 5.5 miles of Highland Creek from 0.5 miles downstream of New Spicer dam to North Fork confluence, as a wild river. The 8.5 miles of the North Fork Stanislaus River, from Highland Creek confluence to Little Rattlesnake Creek confluence, as a wild river. The 3.5 miles of the North Fork Stanislaus River, from Little Rattlesnake Creek confluence to 1 mile downstream of Boards Crossing, as a recreational river. The 2 miles of the North Fork Stanislaus River, from 1 mile downstream of Boards Crossing to Calaveras Big Trees State Park boundary, as a wild river. The 2 miles of the North Fork Stanislaus River from the Eastern boundary of Calaveras Big Trees State Park to western boundary, as a scenic river. The 7 miles of the North Fork Stanislaus River from 0.25 miles downstream of Road 4N38 crossing to Middle Fork Stanislaus River confluence, as a wild river.

(21) TUOLUMNE, SOUTH FORK.- The 0.7 miles from Rainbow Pool to the Middle Fork Tuolumne River confluence, as a scenic river. The 2.4 miles from the Middle Fork Tuolumne confluence to Tuolumne River confluence, as a scenic river. Provided that within 18 months of the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall prepare a fire management plan and a report on the cultural and historic resources within the river designations in this sub-paragraph and submit the report to the United States Senate, United States House of Representatives, and Tuolumne County board of supervisors.

(:D WATER RESOURCES PROJECTS. - Nothing in this Act shall preclude licensing of, assistance to, or operation and maintenance of, developments below or above a wild, scenic, or recreational river area or on any stream tributary thereto which will not invade the area or unreasonably diminish the scenic, recreational, and fish and wildlife values present in the area as of the date of enactment of this Act.

SEC. 202 DESIGNATION OF WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS STUDY AREAS

(a) In furtherance of the provisions of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the following rivers in the State of California shall be reviewed by the Secretary as to their suitability for designation as wild, scenic, or recreational rivers. The Secretary shall submit a report and findings to the President, and the President shall submit a recommendation to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives no later than three years from the date of enactment of this Act. Section 5(a) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1276(a)) is amended by adding the following new paragraphs at the end:

"(1) CACHE CREEK, CALIFORNIA.- The approximately 32 miles from 0.25 miles downstream of Clear Lake dam to Camp Haswell.

(2) CARSON RIVER, EAST FORK, CALIFORNIA.- The approximately 46.5 miles from the source to the Nevada border."

(:D Subject to valid existing rights, the wild and scenic river study areas designated by this section shall be administered by the Secretary so as to maintain their presently existing wild and scenic character and potential for inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.


TITLE III LOWER SACRAMENTO RIVER NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA

SECTION 301. DESIGNATION AND MANAGEMENT

(a) PURPOSES. - In order to conserve, protect, and enhance the riparian and associated areas described in subsection (:D and the outstanding ecological, geological, scenic, recreational, cultural, historical, fish and wildlife values, and other resources of such areas, there is hereby established the Sacramento River National Conservation Area (hereinafter referred to in this title as the "conservation area").

(:D AREAS INCLUDED. - The conservation area shall consist of the public lands generally depicted on a map entitled "Sacramento River National Conservation Area" and comprising approximately 30,000 acres adjacent to the Sacramento River, lower Battle Creek, and lower Paynes Creek.

© MAP. - As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, a map and legal description of the conservation area shall be filed by the Secretary with the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the United States Senate and the Committee on Resources of the United States House of Representatives. Such map shall have the same force and effect as if included in this section. Copies of such map shall be on file and available for public inspection in the Office of the Director of the Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior, and in the appropriate office of the Bureau of Land Management in California.

(d) MANAGEMENT OF CONSERVATION AREA. - The Secretary shall manage the conservation area in a manner that conserves, protects, and enhances its resources and values, including the resources specified in subsection (a), pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) and other applicable provisions of law, including this title.

(e) WITHDRAWAL.- Subject to valid existing rights, all Federal lands within the conservation area are hereby withdrawn from all forms of entry, appropriation or disposal under the public land laws; from location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and from disposition under all laws relating to mineral and geothermal leasing, and all amendments thereto.

(f) HUNTING AND FISHING.- The Secretary shall permit hunting and fishing within the Conservation Area in accordance with applicable laws and regulations of the United States and the State of California.

(g) MOTORIZED VEHICLES.- Use of motorized vehicles on public lands shall be restricted to established roadways.

(h) MOTORIZED BOATS. - Nothing in this Act is intended to restrict the use of motorized boats on the Sacramento River. The County of Tehama and California Department of Boating and Waterways shall retain their respective authority to regulate motorized boating for the purpose of ensuring public safety and environmental protection.

(i) GRAZING.- The grazing of livestock on public lands, where authorized under permits in existence as of the date of enactment of this Act, shall be permitted to continue subject to such reasonable regulations, policies, and practices as the Secretary deems necessary, consistent with this Act, the Federal Land Policy Management Act, and Bureau of Land Management regulations.


(j) ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY. -

(1) In general.- The Secretary may acquire land or interests in land within the boundaries of the National Conservation Area depicted on the Map.

(2) Method of acquisition.-

(A) In general. - Land or interests in land may be acquired by -

(i) donation;

(ii) transfer;

(iii) purchase with donated or appropriated funds; or

(iv) exchange.

(:D Consent.--No land or interest in land may be acquired without the consent of the owner of the land.

(k) CONSERVATION AREA MANAGEMENT PLAN.--

(1) In general.- Not later than 3 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall-

(A) develop a comprehensive plan for the long-range protection and management of the Conservation Area; and

(:D transmit the plan to-

(i) the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate; and

(ii) the Committee on Resources of the House of Representatives.

(2) Contents of plan.- The plan-

(A) shall describe the appropriate uses and management of the Conservation Area in accordance with this Act;

(:D may incorporate appropriate decisions contained in any management or activity plan for the area completed prior to the date of enactment of this Act;

© may incorporate appropriate wildlife habitat management plans or other plans prepared for the land within or adjacent to the Conservation Area prior to the date of enactment of this Act;

(D) shall be prepared in close consultation with appropriate Federal, State, Tehama County, and local agencies; adjacent landowners; and other stakeholders; and

(E) may use information developed prior to the date of enactment of this Act in studies of the land within or adjacent to the Conservation Area.

(l) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.- There are authorized such sums as may be necessary to carry out this title.

TITLE IV ANCIENT BRISTLECONE PINE FOREST



SECTION 401. DESIGNATION AND MANAGEMENT

(a) PURPOSES. - In order to conserve and protect, by maintaining near-natural conditions, the Ancient Bristlecone Pines for public enjoyment and scientific study there is hereby established the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest.

(:D AREAS INCLUDED. - The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest shall consist of the public lands generally depicted on a map entitled "Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest- Proposed " dated April 2001, and comprising approximately 28,991 acres.

© MAP. - As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, a map and legal description of the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest shall be filed by the Secretary with the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the United States Senate and the Committee on Resources of the United States House of Representatives. Such map shall have the same force and effect as if included in this section. Copies of such map shall be on file and available for public inspection in the Office of the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, and in the appropriate office of the U.S. Forest Service in California.

(d) MANAGEMENT OF ANCIENT BRISTLECONE PINE FOREST.- The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest designated by this title shall be administered by the Secretary in accordance with the purposes in subsection (a) and pursuant to the Federal Land Policy Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et. Seq.) and other applicable provisions of law, including this title and in a manner that promotes the objectives of the management plan for this area as of the date of enactment of this Act, including -

(1) the protection of the Ancient Bristlecone Pines for public enjoyment and scientific study;

(2) the recognition of the botanical, scenic, and historical values of the area; and

(3) the maintenance of near-natural conditions by ensuring that all activities are subordinate to the needs of protecting and preserving bristlecone pines and wood remnants.

(e) WITHDRAWAL. - Subject to valid existing rights, all Federal lands within the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest are hereby withdrawn from all forms of entry, appropriation or disposal under the public land laws; from location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and from disposition under all laws relating to mineral and geothermal leasing, and all amendments thereto.

(f) ANCIENT BRISTLECONE PINE FOREST MANAGEMENT PLAN. - Within 18 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall develop and submit to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the United States Senate and to the Committee on Resources of the United States House of Representatives a comprehensive management plan for the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest designated by this title.

(g) EXISTING MANAGEMENT. - Management direction established in the 1958 establishment record for the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest and associated management plan regarding roads, trails, and facilities development, motor vehicle use, pest management, energy exploration, land acquisition, utilities placement, wildfire management, grazing, timber, riparian areas, hunting, grazing, and recreation shall be maintained and incorporated into the management plan in subsection (f). In case of conflict between the provisions of this Act and the provisions of the existing management plan for the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest the more restrictive provisions shall apply.

(h) ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY. -

(1) In general.- The Secretary may acquire land or interests in land within the boundaries of the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest depicted on the map.

(2) Method of acquisition.-

(A) In general. - Land or interests in land may be acquired by -

(i) donation;

(ii) transfer;

(iii) purchase with donated or appropriated funds; or

(iv) exchange.

(:D Consent.- No land or interest in land may be acquired without the consent of the owner of the land.

(i) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.- There are authorized such sums as may be necessary to carry out this title.

TITLE V AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS

SEC. 501 WILDERNESS AND WILD AND SCENIC RECREATION. - There is authorized to be appropriated $2,500,000 annually to the Secretary of Agriculture and $2,500,000 annually to the Secretary of the Interior for use in wilderness areas and wild, scenic, and recreational rivers designated by this Act to develop trails and other facilities that will promote and enhance the wilderness and wild and scenic river recreation experiences.

SEC. 502 WILDERNESS AND WILD AND SCENIC TOURISM. - There is authorized to be appropriated $2,500,000 annually to the Secretary of Agriculture and $2,500,000 annually to the Secretary of the Interior to establish a program to provide "Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Economic Development" grants to communities surrounded by or adjacent to wilderness areas and wild, scenic, and recreational rivers designated by this Act, for use in developing visitors centers, informational brochures and kiosks, or other methods for promoting wilderness and wild and scenic river tourism in these areas.

SEC. 503 LAW ENFORCEMENT.- There is authorized to be appropriated $2,000,000 annually to the Secretary of Agriculture and $2,000,000 annually to the Secretary of the Interior for use in wilderness areas and wild, scenic, and recreational rivers designated by this Act to support law enforcement activities necessary to protect visitors and the natural resources of these wild areas.

SEC. 504 ACQUISITION OF INHOLDINGS. - There is authorized to be appropriated $5,000,000 annually to the Secretary of Agriculture and $5,000,000 annually to the Secretary of the Interior to acquire inholdings within the wilderness areas and wild, scenic, and recreational rivers designated by this Act.

Start acting now!

JIMMY





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