IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
December 13, 2012
Mrs. Murray (for herself and Ms. Cantwell) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
To preserve the Green Mountain Lookout in the Glacier Peak Wilderness of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
This Act may be cited as the
Green Mountain Lookout Heritage
Clarification of legal authority of Green Mountain Lookout
Legal authority of Lookout
Section 4(b) of
the Washington State Wilderness Act of 1984 (Public Law 98–339; 98 Stat. 300;
16 U.S.C. 1131 note) is amended by striking the period at the end and inserting
, and except that with respect to the lands described in
section 3(5), the designation of such lands as a wilderness area shall not
preclude the operation and maintenance of Green Mountain
The amendments made by this section shall take effect as if included in the enactment of the Washington State Wilderness Act of 1984.
Preservation of Green Mountain Lookout location
The Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Chief of the Forest Service, may not move Green Mountain Lookout from its current location on Green Mountain in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest unless the Secretary determines that moving Green Mountain Lookout is necessary to preserve the Lookout or to ensure the safety of individuals on or around Green Mountain. If the Secretary makes such a determination, the Secretary shall move the Green Mountain Lookout to a location outside of the lands described in section 3(5) of the Washington State Wilderness Act of 1984 and designated as a wilderness area in section 4(b) of such Act.