101 STAT. 1274
PUBLIC LAW 100-184—DEC. 8, 1987
Public Law 100-184 100th Congress
An Act Dec. 8, 1987 [H.R. 148]
Michigan Wilderness Act of 1987. National
Preservation System. Forests and forest products.
To designate certain public lands in the State of Michigan as wilderness, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, . ^t..>:.=,
SECTION 1. This Act may be cited as the "Michigan Wilderness Act of 1987 ". T:.TXTT^TXT/-.a FINDINGS
SEC. 2. In designating wilderness areas pursuant to this Act, the Congress— (1) finds, as provided in the Wilderness Act, that such areas— (A) generally appear to have been affected primarily by the forces of nature, with the imprint of man's work substantially unnoticeable; (B) have outstanding opportunities for solitude or a primitive and unconfined type of recreation; and (C) contain ecological, geological, and other features of scientific, educational, and scenic value; and (2) considers significant the assurances of the Governor of Michigan that he has no intention of seeking more stringent air quality standards which would impinge on development of lands surrounding wilderness areas designated by this Act. DESIGNATION OF WILDERNESS AREAS
16 USC 1132 note.
SEC. 3. In furtherance of the purposes of the Wilderness Act of 1964 (16 U.S.C. 1131), the following lands in the State of Michigan are hereby designated as wilderness, and therefore as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System— (a) subject to valid existing rights and reasonable access to exercise such rights certain lands in the Manistee National Forest, comprising approximately three thousand four hundred and fifty acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness—Proposed", dated November 1987, and which shall be known as the Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness; (b) certain lands in the Ottawa National Forest, comprising approximately eighteen thousand three hundred and twenty seven acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Sylvania Wilderness—Proposed", dated November 1987, and which shall be known as the Sylvania Wilderness; (c) certain lands in the Ottawa National Forest, comprising approximately fourteen thousand five hundred acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Sturgeon River Gorge