Requires the Secretary of the Interior to transmit, within five years from the date of enactment of this Act, to appropriate Committees of Congress, a conservation and management plan for each of the units of the National Park System established pursuant to this Act or to which additions are made by this Act.Sets forth the requirements to be included in each such National Park Service plan.
Requires the Secretary, in developing, preparing, and revising such plan, to take into consideration at least the following factors:
(1) the specific purposes for which the concerned conservation system unit was established or expanded;
(2) protection and preservation of the ecological, environmental, wildlife, cultural, historical, archeological, geological, recreational, wilderness, and scenic character of the concerned unit and of areas in the vicinity of such unit;
(3) providing opportunities for Alaska Natives residing in the concerned unit and areas adjacent to such unit to continue performing activities which they have traditionaly or historically performed in such unit; and
(4) activities being carried out in areas adjacent to, or surrounded by, the concerned unit.
Requires the Secretary, in developing, preparing, and revising such a plan, to hold at least one public hearing in the vicinity of the concerned conservation unit and at least one public hearing in a metropolitan area of Alaska and permit specified persons to participate in the development, preparation, and revision of such plan.
Authorizes the Secretary to acquire by purchase, donation, exchange or otherwise, any lands within the boundaries of any conservation system unit other than National Forest Wilderness. States that land owned by the State or a political subdivision of the State, a Native Corporation or Native group, the actual occupant of a tract, or a spouse or lineal descendant of the actual occupant of a tract may not be acquired by the Secretary without the consent of the owner.
Sets forth administrative provisions relating to such acquisitions.
Authorizes the Secretary to exchange lands or interests in lands with corporations organized by Native groups, Village corporations, Regional Corporations, Urban Corporations, other municipalities and corporations or individuals, the State of Alaska, or any Federal agency.
Authorizes the Secretary to acquire by donation or exchange lands which are contiguous to any conservation system established by this Act and lands which are owned or validly selected by the State of Alaska. States that any lands so acquired shall become a part of such conservation system unit.
Provides that cabins or other structures existing prior to December 18, 1973, on lands not owned by the claimant within the boundaries of any unit of the National Park System created or enlarged by this Act may be occupied and used by the claimant to these structures pursuant to a renewable, nontransferable permit.
Declares that such use and occupancy shall be for terms of five years each.
Provides that cabins or other structures on lands not owned by the claimant within the boundaries of any National Park Unit created or enlarged by this Act, the occupancy or use of which commenced between December 18, 1973, and December 1, 1978, may be used and occupied by the claimant of such structure pursuant to a nontransferable, nonrenewable permit, which shall have a maximum term of one year.
Sets forth provisions regarding the construction, use, and occupancy of cabins and related structures on other areas and Federal lands within conservation units.
Provides for the renewal of five year permits throughout the lifetime of the last immediate family member of the claimant residing in the cabin or structure.
Authorizes the Secretary to acquire archaeological or paleontological sites outside of the Cape Krusenstern National Monument, the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, the Kobuk Valley National Park, and the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. Requires that sites so acquired be included in and managed as part of such areas.
Limits to 7,500 acres the land which may be designated or acquired for inclusion in any single area.
Requires the Secretary, prior to acquiring any such property in excess of 100 acres, to submit notice of the proposed acquisition to the appropriate committees of the Congress and publish notice of such proposed acquisition in the Federal Register. Authorizes the Secretary, in consultation with other Federal agencies, to investigate and plan for an information and education center for visitors to Alaska on no more than a total of 1,000 acres of Federal land adjacent to the Alaska Highway. Authorizes the Secretary to investigate and plan for such centers in Anchorage and Fairbanks. Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to investigate and plan for such a center in Juneau, Ketchikan, or Sitka. Authorizes the Secretary to establish administrative sites and visitor facilities within the conservation unit, if compatible, or outside the boundaries of, and in the vicinity of, the unit.
Directs the Secretary to locate such sites and facilities on Native lands in the vicinity of the unit where practicable and desirable.
Sets forth the authorities of the Secretary in regard to establishing such sites and facilities.
Directs the Secretary, under reasonable terms, to permit a person who on or before January 1, 1979, was adequately providing any type of visitor service to a conservation system unit to continue providing such services if they are consistent with the purposes of the unit.
Requires that the Secretary, in selecting persons to provide visitor services, give preference to Native corporations most directly affected by the conservation system unit and to local residents and offer to Cook Inlet Region, Incorporated the right of first refusal to provide new revenue producing visitor services within the Kenai National Moose Range or that portion of the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve within the boundaries of the Cook Inlet Region. Directs the Secretary to establish a local-hire program, under which the Secretary will consider qualified local residents for selection to positions in any of the units, without regard to civil service regulations which require minimum periods of formal training or experience, other preference provisions, or numerical limitations on personnel.
Requires the Secretary to submit reports and recommendations to Congress on such program.
Permits the State of Alaska to donate mineral interests as well as surface estate lands to the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Provides for the reasonable access to and operation and maintenance of:
(1) existing air and water navigation aids and existing facilities for weather, climate, and fisheries research and monitoring where they are located within the conservation system units; and
(2) existing facilities for national defense purposes and related air and water navigation aids within or adjacent to conservation system units.
Permits the establishment, operation, and maintenance within any conservation system unit of new air and water navigation aids and related facilities, facilities for national defense purposes and related air and water navigation aids, and facilities for weather, climate, and fisheries research and monitoring.
Withdraws all public lands within a specified area near the Denali National Park from all forms of entry or appropriation under the mining laws and from operation of mineral leasing laws of the United States for the purpose of establishing Denali Scenic Highway. Directs the Secretary to study the desirability of establishing a Denali Scenic Highway, and within three years after the date of enactment, to report to the President who shall advise the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives of any legislation to create such a scenic highway (if so recommended).
Directs the Secretary to administer the White Mountains National Recreation Area established by this Act in a manner to provide for:
(1) public outdoor recreation benefits;
(2) conservation of scenic, scientific, historic, fish and wildlife, and other values contributing to public enjoyment; and
(3) management, utilization, and disposal of natural resources in accordance with such purposes.
Withdraws the lands within the recreation area from location, entry, and patent under the United States mining laws.
Authorizes the Secretary to permit the removal of the nonleasable minerals from lands or interest in lands within the recreation area, if such disposition would not have significant adverse effects on the administration of the recreation area.
Sets forth provisions concerning the disposition of receipts derived from permits and leases issued on lands or interest in lands within the recreation area and receipts from the disposition of nonleasable minerals within the recreation area.
Provides that the national preserves in Alaska are to be administered and managed as units of the National Park System in the same manner as national parks, except that the taking of fish and wildlife for sport and subsistence purposes and trapping shall be allowed in a national preserve under applicable State and Federal law and regulation.
Declares that the taking of fish and wildlife in all conservation system units, national conservation areas, national recreation areas, and national forests shall be carried out in accordance with the provisions of this Act and other applicable State and Federal Law. Closes those areas designated as national parks or national park monuments in Alaska to the taking of fish and wildlife, except for subsistence uses and fishing permitted by the Secretary in accordance with this Act and other applicable State and Federal law.
Sets forth provisions regarding the management of wilderness in Alaska. Authorizes fishery enhancement activities in Alaska. Permits the Secretary of Agriculture, within National Forest wilderness and national forest monuments designated by this Act, to permit or otherwise regulate the recovery and salvage of logs from coastlines.
Allows on all public lands, where the taking of fish and wildlife is permitted in accordance with the provisions of this Act or other applicable State and Federal law and subject to regulation by the Secretary, the continuance of existing uses and the future establishment and use of temporary campsites, tent platforms, shelters, and other temporary facilities and equipment.
Directs the Secretary to review all lands within National Parks and units of the National Wildlife Refuge System not designated as wilderness by this Act and to report the findings to the President within five years from the date of enactment of this Act. Directs the President to advise the Congress of his recommendations with respect to such areas within seven years from the date of enactment of this Act. Permits the Secretary to provide advice, assistance, and technical expertise to a Native corporation or Native group in order to preserve, display, and interpret cultural resources.
Authorizes the Secretary to recommend to the Congress the inclusion of certain areas in the National Wilderness Preservation System. Authorizes the appropriation of such sums as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act for fiscal years beginning after fiscal year 1980.
Rescinds specified previous withdrawals and reservations of public lands not within the boundaries of any conservation system unit, national conservation area, national recreation area, or national forest addition.
Specifies that such lands shall be managed by the Secretary pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, or in the case of lands within a national forest, by the Secretary of Agriculture. Requires the Secretary to provide such access to nonfederally owned land within the boundaries of the National Forest System or surrounded by public lands as deemed adequate to secure to the owner the reasonable use and enjoyment thereof.
Declares that nothing in this Act or other existing laws shall be construed as necessarily prohibiting or mandating the development of agricultural potential within the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge pursuant to existing law.
Requires any development permitted within the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge to be designed and conducted in such a manner as to minimize to the maximum extent possible any adverse effects of the natural values of the unit.
Declares that the permissibility of such development shall be determined by the Secretary on a case-by-case basis under existing laws.
Declares that nothing in this Act or the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 shall be construed as necessarily prohibiting or mandating the construction of the Terror Lake Hydroelectric Project within the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. Declares that the permissibility of such development shall be determined by the Secretary on a case-by-case basis under existing law.
Requires that notice be provided in the Federal Register and to both Houses of Congress of any future executive branch action which withdraws more than 5,000 acres, in the aggregate, of public lands within the State of Alaska before such withdrawal shall become effective.
Terminates such withdrawal unless Congress passes a joint resolution of approval within one year after the notice of such withdrawal has been submitted.
Prohibits any further studies of Federal lands in Alaska for the single purpose of considering the establishment of a conservation system unit, national recreation area, national conservation area, or for related or similar purposes from being conducted unless authorized by this Act or further Act of Congress. =