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S. 1262 (116th): Oregon Recreation Enhancement Act

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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 1, 2019.

Oregon Recreation Enhancement Act

This bill designates specified Bureau of Land Management land in Oregon as the Rogue Canyon and Molalla Recreation Areas.

Approximately 59,512 acres of specified federal land are added to the Wild Rogue Wilderness in Oregon.

Such recreation areas and lands are withdrawn from (1) entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (3) disposition under all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 pertaining to mineral leasing, geothermal leasing, or mineral materials.

The bill also withdraws identified federally owned lands and interests within the Hunter Creek, Pistol River Headwaters, or the Rough and Ready and Baldface Creeks Mineral Withdrawal Proposal in Curry County and Josephine County, Oregon.