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S. 81: Crooked River Ranch Fire Protection Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 10, 2019 (Introduced).


II

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 81

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 10, 2019

(for himself and Mr. Merkley) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A BILL

To adjust the eastern boundary of the Deschutes Canyon-Steelhead Falls Wilderness Study Area in the State of Oregon, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Crooked River Ranch Fire Protection Act.

2.

Boundary adjustment, Deschutes Canyon-Steelhead Falls Wilderness Study Area boundary adjustment, Oregon

(a)

Boundary adjustment

The boundary of the Deschutes Canyon-Steelhead Falls Wilderness Study Area is modified to exclude approximately 688 acres of public land, as depicted on the map entitled Deschutes Canyon-Steelhead Falls Wilderness Study Area (WSA) Proposed Boundary Adjustment and dated September 26, 2018.

(b)

Effect of exclusion

(1)

In general

The public land excluded from the Deschutes Canyon-Steelhead Falls Wilderness Study Area under subsection (a)—

(A)

is no longer subject to section 603(c) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1782(c)); and

(B)

shall be managed in accordance with—

(i)

this section;

(ii)

the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.); and

(iii)

any applicable resource management plan.

(2)

Management

The Secretary of the Interior shall manage the land excluded from the Deschutes Canyon-Steelhead Falls Wilderness Study Area under subsection (a) to improve fire resiliency and forest health, including the conduct of wildfire prevention and response activities, as appropriate.

(3)

Off-road recreational motorized use

The Secretary of the Interior shall not permit off-road recreational motorized use on the public land excluded from the Deschutes Canyon-Steelhead Falls Wilderness Study Area under subsection (a).