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10/18/1988--Passed Senate amended. (Measure passed Senate, amended) Washington Park Wilderness Bill of 1988 -
Olympic National Park Wilderness
Designates specified lands in the Olympic National Park (Park), Washington, as the Olympic Wilderness and a component of the National Wilderness Preservation System. Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to upgrade the Wolf Creek underground powerline to Hurricane Ridge. Authorizes funds to the Secretary of the Interior to make payment to the Clallam County Historical Society and Museum of Port Angeles, Washington, as compensation for:
(1) its interest in the National Park Service visitor center, Pioneer Memorial Museum, and Olympic National Park, Washington; and
(2) its participation in the construction of the Pioneer Memorial Museum. Revises provisions relating to:
(1) hunting, fishing, or damaging of property within the Olympic National Park; and
(2) the forfeiture of property used in connection with such activities.
Subjects all fugitives from justice who take refuge in such park to the same laws as refugees from justice found in the State of Washington. Directs the Secretary to complete a study for a year round visitor center in the Kalaloch area of Olympic National Park.
North Cascades National Park Service Complex Wilderness
Designates specified lands in the North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake National Recreation Area, and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Washington, as the Stephen Mather Wilderness and a component of the National Wilderness Preservation System. Provides that no law shall affect the jurisdiction of the Federal Power Commission to proceed with specified hydroelectric projects within the Park. Authorizes the Secretary to acquire lands outside of the Park for the construction of a backcountry information center and a headquarters site for such Park, Ross Lake National Recreation Area, and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area. Revises provisions relating to mineral resources and renewable natural resource use within the recreation areas of the Park.
Mount Rainier National Park Wilderness
Designates specified lands in the Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, as the Mount Rainier Wilderness and as a component of the National Wilderness Preservation System. Sets forth provisions relating to the administration of the wilderness areas and Park lands. Authorizes the Secretary to upgrade the Paradise powerline.
General Administrative Provisions
Sets forth provisions relating to the administration of wilderness areas designated under this Act.
Amends the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to: (1) set forth provisions regarding the boundaries of the Klickitat River, Washington; and (2) reserve all rights in waters located in wilderness areas designated under such Act to the United States.
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