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S. 1255 (114th): Sutton Mountain and Painted Hills Area Preservation and Economic Enhancement Act of 2015


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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on May 7, 2015.


Sutton Mountain and Painted Hills Area Preservation and Economic Enhancement Act of 2015

Designates the Sutton Mountain Wilderness, Pat's Cabin Wilderness, Painted Hills Wilderness, and Dead Dog Wilderness in Oregon as wilderness areas and components of the National Wilderness Preservation System.

Permits grazing of livestock to continue if already established.

Declares that nothing in this Act alters, modifies, enlarges, diminishes, or abrogates the treaty rights of any Indian tribe.

Authorizes the Department of the Interior to: (1) conduct management activities necessary to maintain or restore fish and wildlife populations and habitats, and (2) take measures necessary for the control of fire, insects, and diseases.

Authorizes commercial services (including outfitting and guide activities) to the extent necessary for activities that fulfill recreational or other wilderness purposes of such areas.

Requires Interior to provide an owner of private property within the boundary of a wilderness area adequate access to such property.

Prescribe requirements for the Collins, Faulkner, Quant, and Twickenham Livestock LLC land exchanges in Oregon.

Directs Interior to convey specified lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management to Wheeler County, Oregon.