H.R. 233 (109th): Northern California Coastal Wild Heritage Wilderness Act

Jan 04, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Signed by the President on Oct 17, 2006
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 109-362.

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 17, 2006.

Jan 04, 2005
Reported by Committee
Jul 19, 2006
Passed House
Jul 24, 2006
Passed Senate
Sep 29, 2006
Signed by the President
Oct 17, 2006
Mike Thompson
Representative for California's 1st congressional district
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Last Updated
Oct 03, 2006
10 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1501 (108th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 27, 2003

S. 128 (Related)
Northern California Coastal Wild Heritage Wilderness Act

Passed Senate
Last Action: Jul 26, 2005

Full Title

To designate certain National Forest System lands in the Mendocino and Six Rivers National Forests and certain Bureau of Land Management lands in Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, and Napa Counties in the State of California as wilderness, to designate the Elkhorn Ridge Potential Wilderness Area, to designate certain segments of the Black Butte River in Mendocino County, California as a wild or scenic river, and for other purposes.


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10/17/2006--Public Law.
Northern California Coastal Wild Heritage Wilderness Act - Designates specified areas in Mendocino and Six Rivers National Forests and in Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, and Napa Counties in the State of California as wilderness areas and as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System. Requires that such lands be administered by the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture, whoever has current administrative jurisdiction.
Withdraws such federal lands designated as wilderness by this Act from all forms of:
(1) entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws;
(2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws, and
(3) disposition under all laws pertaining to mineral and geothermal leasing or mineral materials.
Releases from further wilderness study those portions of: (1) the King Range Wilderness Study Area, Chemise Mountain Instant Study Area, Red Mountain Wilderness Study Area, and Cedar Roughs Wilderness Study Area not designated as wilderness; and (2) the Rocky Creek/Cache Creek Wilderness Study Area in Lake County, California, not designated as wilderness.
Designates certain public land in the State administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) generally known as the South Fork Eel River Wilderness Area and Elkhorn Ridge Potential Wilderness as a potential wilderness area. Requires that the Secretary of the Interior manage such lands as wilderness and carry out ecological restoration activities.
Designates specified segments of the Black Butte River in the State as a wild and scenic river. Requires the Secretary of Agriculture to submit a fire management plan and a report on the cultural and historic resources of Black Butte River.
Includes land identified as the King Range National Conservation Area Additions in the King Range Wilderness Area.
Establishes the Cow Mountain Recreation Area in Lake and Mendocino Counties, California. Allows the Secretary of the Interior to acquire lands or interests in lands in the Recreation Area from willing persons only. Requires lands or interests in lands within or adjacent to the boundaries of the Recreation Area that are acquired by BLM, and title or possession of which is vested in the United States, to be managed by such Secretary as part of the Recreation Area.
Directs the Secretary of the Interior, in order to continue traditional commercial surf fishing, to permit the right of entry for authorized vehicle access onto the wave slope area at that area known as Gold Bluffs Beach, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, and that part of the beach north and south Redwood Creek in Redwood National and State Parks.

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