PUBLIC LAW 100-499—OCT. 18, 1988
102 STAT. 2495
(d) ADMINISTRATION.—The Secretary shall administer the recreation area in accordance with the laws, rules and regulations applicable to the national forests in such manner as will best further the purposes of this section, as set forth in subsection (a). Management and utilization of natural resources within the recreation area shall be permitted to the extent such management and utilization is compatible with and does not impair the purposes for which the recreation area is established. (e) TIMBER MANAGEMENT.—Any sales of timber from within the recreation area shall be designed so as to not detract from the scenic values of the recreation area. Management practices that would detract from the scenic quality and natural beauty within view from the Talimena Drive or the Holson Valley Road shall not be conducted in the recreation area. Unevenaged timber management Safety. shall be the timber management practice in the recreation area, Pests and except that the Secretary may use evenaged management practices pesticides. in order to promote public safety, mitigate the effects of fire, insects, and disease, or allow scenic vistas and recreational development or if such practices result in irregular cuts behind geographic barriers blocking the view from the Talimena Drive and the Holson Valley Road. SEC. 9. BOTANICAL AREAS.
16 USC 460W-7.
(a) DESIGNATION.—In order to protect and interpret to the public area within the Ouachita National Forest which contain unique plant species and unique plant communities that are significant in their occurrence, variety and location, the following lands are hereby designated as botanical areas: (1) Certain lands in the Ouachita National Forest, Oklahoma, which comprise approximately eight thousand and twenty-six acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Robert S. KenMemorial Arboretum, Nature Center and Botanical Area— Proposed", dated March 1988, which shall be known as the "Robert S. Kerr Memorial Arboretum, Nature Center and Botanical Area". (2) Certain lands in the Ouachita National Forest, Oklahoma, which comprise approximately four hundred acres as generally depicted on a map entitled "Beech Creek Botanical Area— Proposed", dated March 1988, which shall be known as the "Beech Creek Botanical Area". flt)) MAP AND DESCRIPTION.—The Secretary of Agriculture shall, as soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, file a map and a legal description of the botanical areas with the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs and the Committee on Agriculture of the United States House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the United States Senate. Each such map and legal description shall have the same force and effect as if included in this Act; except that correction of clerical and typographical errors in such legal description and map may be made. The map and legal description shall be on Public file and available for public inspection in the Office of the Chief of information. the Forest Service, Department of Agriculture. (c) ADMINISTRATION.—The Secretary shall administer the botanical areas in accordance with the laws, rules and regulations applicable to the national forests in such manner as will best further the purposes of this section, as set forth in subsection (a). Except as provided in section 16 of this Act, vegetative manipulation, includ-