H.R. 1916 (112th): America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act of 2011

May 13, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Maurice Hinchey
Representative for New York's 22nd congressional district
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May 13, 2011
36 pages
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H.R. 1925 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

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America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act of 2011

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 12, 2011


This bill was introduced on May 13, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 13, 2011
Referred to Committee May 13, 2011
Full Title

To designate as wilderness certain Federal portions of the red rock canyons of the Colorado Plateau and the Great Basin Deserts in the State of Utah for the benefit of present and future generations of people in the United States.


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122 cosponsors (119D, 3R) (show)

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Public Lands and Environmental Regulation

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America's Red Rock Wilderness Act of 2011 - Designates specified lands in the following areas of Utah as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System:
(1) Great Basin,
(2) Grand Staircase-Escalante,
(3) Moab-La Sal Canyons,
(4) Henry Mountains,
(5) Glen Canyon,
(6) San Juan-Anasazi,
(7) Canyonlands Basin,
(8) San Rafael Swell, and
(9) Book Cliffs and Uinta Basin. Sets forth administrative provisions regarding:
(1) filing by the Secretary of the Interior of a map and a legal description of each designated wilderness area with appropriate congressional committees,
(2) the exchange of state-owned lands within such areas,
(3) federal reservation of water rights,
(4) measurement of setbacks for roads with wilderness,
(5) authorized livestock grazing, and
(6) withdrawal of such lands from disposition under certain public land laws.

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