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PUBLIC LAW 102-584—NOV. 2, 1992 106 STAT. 4937 Public Law 102-584 102d Congress An Act To authorize an exchange of lands in the States of Arkansas and Idaho. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the "Arkansas-Idaho Land Exchange Act of 1992". SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND PURPOSE. (a) FINDINGS.— Congress finds that^ (1) the Potlatch Corporation has offered to the United States Government an exchange of lands under which Potlatch would receive approximately 17,625 acres of scattered tracts of Federal lands in the State of Idaho in return for conveying to the United States lands owned by Potlateh consisting of approximately 40,922 acres of undisturbed bottomland hardwood lands in the State of Arkansas and approximately 1,170 acres of lands with important recreational and fisheries vsQues in the State of Idaho; (2) the lands in Arkansas that Potlateh has ofTered to convey to the United States are surrounded by Federal and State lands on the Cache and White Rivers which are designated as a "Wetland of International Importance" under the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (commonly referred to as the "Ramsar Convention), one of only 10 areas in the United States so designated; (3) acquisition of these lands by the United States will remove the lands from sustained timber production and other development in the heart of this critical wetland ecosystem; (4) the lands Potlateh has offered to convey to the United States will quaUfy for inclusion as a Wetland of International Importence under the Ramsar Convention; (5) the lands Potlateh has offered to convey to the United States are outetanding fish and wildlife habitet and should continue to be made available for activities such as public hunting, fishing, trapping, nature observation, enjoyment, and education; (6) the lands the United States would convey te Potlateh do not contain comparable fish, wildlife, or wetland values; (7) appraisals of all lands to be conveyed in the exchange have been completed; and (8) the United States and Potlateh have agreed to the values and boundaries of all lands to be conveyed in the exchange and concur that the lands to be conveyed by Potlateh and the lands to be conveyed by the United States are of equal value. (b) PURPOSE. —The piupose of this Act is to authorize and require the Secretary and the Secretary of Agriculture to participate Nov. 2, 1992 [S. 2572] Arkansas-Idaho Land Exchange Act of 1992. 16 USC 668dd note. 16 USC 668dd note.