H.R. 903 (110th): Colorado Northern Front Range Mountain Backdrop Protection Study Act

Feb 07, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Passed House)
See Instead:

S. 2508 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Dec 18, 2007

Mark Udall
Representative for Colorado's 2nd congressional district
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Last Updated
Sep 16, 2008
10 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2110 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed House
Last Action: Sep 27, 2006

S. 188 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 08, 2009


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on March 5, 2007 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced Feb 07, 2007
Referred to Committee Feb 07, 2007
Passed House Mar 05, 2007
Full Title

To provide for a study of options for protecting the open space characteristics of certain lands in and adjacent to the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests in Colorado, and for other purposes.


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House Natural Resources

Public Lands and Environmental Regulation

Senate Energy and Natural Resources

Public Lands, Forests, and Mining

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9/16/2008--Reported to Senate amended.
Colorado Northern Front Range Mountain Backdrop Protection Study Act - Requires the Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Chief of the Forest Service, to conduct a study of the land within the study area (certain lands in southern Boulder, northern Jefferson, and northern Gilpin Counties, Colorado) and complete a report:
(1) identifying the present ownership of the land within the study area;
(2) identifying any undeveloped land that may be at risk of development; and
(3) describing any actions that could be taken to preserve the open and undeveloped character of the land within the study area.
Requires the Secretary to conduct the study and develop the report with the support and participation of one or more specified state and local entities.
Allows the Secretary if such state and local entities do not support and participate in the study and report to: (1) decrease the area covered by the study area, as appropriate; or (2) opt not to conduct the study or develop the report and notify specified congressional committees of such decision.
Prohibits anything in this Act from authorizing the Secretary of Agriculture to take any action that would affect the use of any land not owned by the United States.

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