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PUBLIC LAW 105-363—NOV. 10, 1998 112 STAT. 3297 461 note; Public Law 101-485; 104 Stat. 1173) is amended by striking "$1,500,000" and inserting "$4,000,000". SEC. 2. ACQUISITION AND MANAGEMENT OF WILCOX RANCH, UTAH, FOR WILDLIFE HABITAT. (a) FINDINGS. —Congress finds the following: (1) The lands within the Wilcox Ranch in eastern Utah are prime habitat for wild turkeys, eagles, hawks, bears, cougars, elk, deer, bighorn sheep, and many other important species, and Range Creek within the Wilcox Ranch could become a blue ribbon trout stream. (2) These lands also contain a great deal of imdisturbed cultural and archeological resources, including ancient pottery, arrowheads, and rock homes constructed centuries ago. (3) These lands, while comprising only approximately 3,800 acres, control access to over 75,000 acres of Federal lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management. (4) Acquisition of the Wilcox Ranch would benefit the people of the United States by preserving and enhancing important wildlife habitat, ensuring access to lands of the Bureau of Land Management, and protecting priceless archeological and cultural resources. (5) These lands, if acquired by the United States, can be managed by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources at no additional expense to the Federal Government. (b) ACQUISITION OF LANDS.— As soon as practicable, after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Interior shall acquire, through purchase, the Wilcox Ranch located in Emery County, in eastern Vtaii. (c) FUNDS FOR PURCHASE. —The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to use not more than $5,000,000 from the land and water conservation fund established under section 2 of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (16 U.S.C. 4601-5) for the purchase of the Wilcox Ranch under subsection (b). (d) MANAGEMENT OF LANDS.—Upon payment by the State of Utah of one-half of the purchase price of the Wilcox Ranch to the United States, or transfer by the State of Utah of lands of the same such value to the United States, the Secretary of the Interior shall transfer to the State of Utah all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to those Wilcox Ranch lands acquired under subsection (b) for management by the State Division of Wildlife Resources for wildlife habitat and public access. SEC. 3. LAND CONVEYANCE, YAVAPAI COUNTY, ARIZONA. (a) CONVEYANCE REQUIRED.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of the Interior shall convey, without consideration and for educational related purposes, to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida, a nonprofit corporation authorized to do business in the State of Arizona, all right, title, and interest of the United States, if any, to a parcel of real property consisting of approximately 16 acres in Yavapai County, Arizona, which is more fully described as the parcel lying east of the east rightof-way boundary of the Willow Creek Road in the southwest onequarter of the southwest one-quarter (SWV4SWV4) of section 2, township 14 north, range 2 west, Gila and Salt River meridian. (b) TERMS OF CONVEYANCE.— Subject to the Hmitation that the land to be conveyed is to be used only for educational related purposes, the conveyance under subsection (a) is to be made without