H.R. 5542 (95th): Endangered American Wilderness Act

Mar 23, 1977 (95th Congress, 1977–1978)
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 3454 (same title)
Signed by the President — Feb 24, 1978

Morris Udall
Representative for Arizona's 2nd congressional district
Related Bills
H.R. 14774 (94th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 20, 1976

H.R. 3454 (identical)

Signed by the President
Feb 24, 1978


This bill was introduced on March 23, 1977, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 23, 1977
Referred to Committee Mar 23, 1977
Full Title

A bill to designate certain endangered public lands for preservation as wilderness, to provide for the study of additional endangered public lands for such designation, to further the purposes of the Wilderness Act of 1964.


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Endangered American Wilderness Act - Designates specified lands in the following national forests as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System:
(1) Tongass National Forest, Alaska;
(2) Coronado National Forest, Arizona;
(3) Inyo and Sequoia National Forests, California;
(4) Los Padres National Forest, California;
(5) Rio Grande National Forest, Colorado;
(6) Cibola National Forest, New Mexico;
(7) Willamette National Forest, Oregon;
(8) Siskiyou National Forest, Oregon;
(9) Wasatch and Uinta National Forests, Utah; and
(10) Umatilla National Forest, Washington and Oregon. Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to review the feasibility and suitability of designating as wilderness specified lands in the following national forests:
(1) Coronado National Forest, Arizona;
(2) Rio Grande and Gunnison National Forests, Colorado;
(3) Lolo and Kootenai National Forests, Montana;
(4) Santa Fe and Carson National Forests, New Mexico; and
(5) Medicine Bow National Forest, Wyoming. Includes specified lands in the Siskiyou National Forest, Oregon, in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness Area.

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