Press Release - Western Elected Officials Testify in Support of Legislation to Release Public Lands from De Facto Wilderness Management (7/26/2011)
LEGISLATIVE HEARING ON:
H.R. 2578 (Denham) To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act related to a segment of the Lower Merced River in California, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1581 (McCarthy) To release wilderness study areas administered by the Bureau of Land Management that are not suitable for wilderness designation from continued management as defacto wilderness areas and to release inventoried roadless areas within the National Forest System that are not recommended for wilderness designation from the land use restrictions of the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Final Rule and the 2005 State Petitions for Inventoried Roadless Area Management Final Rule, and for other purposes “Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act of 2011
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