H. R. 3222
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
October 14, 2011
Mr. Dicks introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
To designate certain National Park System land in Olympic National Park as wilderness or potential wilderness, and for other purposes.
Designation of additional national park system land in Olympic National Park as wilderness or potential wilderness
In accordance with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), the following lands within Olympic National Park in the State of Washington are designated as wilderness or potential wilderness and incorporated in the Olympic Wilderness designated by section 101(a) of Public Law 100–668 (102 Stat. 3961):
land comprising approximately 4,100 acres as generally depicted on the map
Wilderness Boundary—Lake Crescent Addition, Olympic National
Park, Washington, numbered 149/60,471a, and dated May 2010, is hereby
designated as wilderness. The boundary along Lake Crescent shall be set back a
sufficient distance to allow management of the historic World War I Spruce
Railroad grade as the Olympic Discovery Trail, and to allow for operation and
maintenance of the existing county road. The World War II Pyramid Peak lookout
shall be included in the wilderness and be managed and maintained as a historic
land comprising approximately 11 acres as generally depicted on the map
Wilderness Boundary—Boulder Creek Addition, Olympic National
Park, Washington, numbered 149/60,470, and dated May 2009, is hereby
designated as a potential wilderness addition.
Except as provided in subsection (c), and
subject to valid existing rights, the Secretary of the Interior (hereafter in
this section referred to as the
Secretary) shall manage each
area designated as wilderness or potential wilderness in accordance with the
Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), except that any reference in the
Wilderness Act to the effective date of the Wilderness Act shall be considered
to be a reference to the date of the enactment of this Act.
For purposes of ecological restoration (including the elimination of nonnative species, removal of decommissioned roads, and any other activity necessary to restore the natural ecosystems in the potential wilderness area) and construction of a foot/stock trail, the Secretary may use motorized equipment and mechanized transport in the potential wilderness area until the date on which the potential wilderness area is incorporated into the Olympic Wilderness, whereupon wilderness minimum requirement practices shall be implemented in accordance with the Wilderness Act.
Boulder creek addition wilderness designation
The Boulder Creek Addition,
consisting of the Boulder Creek Trail and the Boulder Creek campground
potential wilderness area, approximately 15 acres as shown on the map titled
Wilderness Boundary—Boulder Creek Addition, Olympic National Park,
Washington, numbered 149/60,470, and dated May 2009, shall be
designated as wilderness and incorporated in the Olympic Wilderness on the date
on which the Secretary publishes notice in the Federal Register that conditions
in the potential wilderness areas that are incompatible with the Wilderness Act
(16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.) have been removed.
Map and legal description
Submission of map and legal description
As soon as practicable, after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall file a map and legal description of each area designated as wilderness and potential wilderness by this subtitle with—
the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources; and
the House Committee on Natural Resources.
Force and effect
The map and legal description filed under paragraph (1) shall have the same force and effect as if included in this subtitle, except that the Secretary may correct any clerical or typographical errors in the map or legal description.
The map and legal description filed under paragraph (1) shall be on file and available for public inspection in the Office of the Secretary.