S. 2463 (109th): New England Wilderness Act of 2006

Mar 28, 2006 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Died (Passed Senate)
See Instead:

S. 4001 (same title)
Signed by the President — Dec 01, 2006

John Sununu
Senator from New Hampshire
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Last Updated
Sep 19, 2006
11 pages
Related Bills
S. 4001 (Related)
New England Wilderness Act of 2006

Signed by the President
Dec 01, 2006

H.R. 5062 (Related)
New Hampshire Wilderness Act of 2006

Failed Under Suspension
Last Action: Sep 25, 2006


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on September 19, 2006 but was never passed by the House.

Introduced Mar 28, 2006
Referred to Committee Mar 28, 2006
Passed Senate Sep 19, 2006
Full Title

An act to designate certain land in New England as wilderness for inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation system and certain land as a National Recreation Area, and for other purposes.


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Department Operations, Oversight, and Nutrition

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9/19/2006--Passed Senate amended.
New England Wilderness Act of 2006 -
Title I - New Hampshire
Designates specified federal lands managed by the United States Forest Service in the White Mountain National Forest area of New Hampshire as wilderness areas and as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System (lands to be known as the Wild River Wilderness and lands to be incorporated in the Sandwich Range Wilderness).
Title II - Vermont
Subtitle A - Designation of Wilderness Areas
Designates specified federal lands managed by the Forest Service in Vermont as wilderness areas and National Wilderness Preservation System components (lands to be known as the Glastenbury Wilderness, the Joseph Battell Wilderness, the Breadloaf Wilderness, the Lye Brook Wilderness, the Peru Peak Wilderness, and the Big Branch Wilderness). Requires the Forest Service to allow the continuance of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, the Long Trail, the Catamount Trail, and the marking and maintenance of associated trails and trail structures consistent with the management direction established under the Green Mountain National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan.
Subtitle B - Moosalamoo National Recreation Area
Designates specified federal lands managed by the Forest Service in Vermont as the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area. Directs the Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Chief of the Forest Service, to administer the Area in accordance with laws applicable to National Forest System units and the management direction established for the Moosalamoo Recreation and Education Management Area under such Management Plan.

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