H.R. 5995 (112th): Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 2012

Jun 21, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Norman “Norm” Dicks
Representative for Washington's 6th congressional district
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Last Updated
Jun 21, 2012
20 pages
Related Bills
S. 3329 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 21, 2012


This bill was introduced on June 21, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jun 21, 2012
Referred to Committee Jun 21, 2012
Full Title

To designate and expand wilderness areas in Olympic National Forest in the State of Washington, and to designate certain rivers in Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park as wild and scenic rivers, and for other purposes.


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Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 2012 - Designates certain federal land in the Olympic National Forest in the state of Washington as wilderness and as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System. Designates certain other land, identified on the same map as such proposed areas, as potential wilderness.
Amends the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate as wild, scenic, or recreational rivers specified segments of the following rivers in the state of Washington:
Elwha River; Dungeness River; Big Quilcene River; Dosewallips River; Duckabush River; Hamma Hamma River; South Fork Skokomish River; Middle Fork Satsop River; West Fork Satsop River; Wynoochee River; East Fork Humptulips River; West Fork Humptulips River; Quinault River; Queets River; Hoh River; Bogachiel River; South Fork Calawah River; Sol Duc River; and Lyre River. Withdraws the federal land within the boundaries of the designated river segments from:
(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 relating to mineral and geothermal leasing or mineral materials.

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