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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-428—SEPT. 28, 1984

STAT. 1657

P u b l i c Law 98- •428 98th Congress

An Act To designate certain national forest system lands in the State of Utah for inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System to release other forest lands for multiple use management, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the "Utah Wilderness Act of 1984". TITLE I-FINDINGS, PURPOSES, AND WILDERNESS DESIGNATION SEC. 101. (a) The Congress finds that— (1) many areas of undeveloped national forest system lands in the State of Utah possess outstanding natural characteristics which give them high values as wilderness and will, if properly preserved, contribute as an enduring resource of wilderness for the benefit of the American people; (2) review and evaluation of roadless and undeveloped lands in the national forest system in Utah have identified those areas which, on the basis of their landform, ecosystem, associated wildlife, and location, will help to fulfill the national forest system's share of a quality National Wilderness Preservation System; and (3) review and evaluation of roadless and undeveloped lands in the national forest system in Utah have also identified those areas which do not possess outstanding wilderness attributes or which possess outstanding energy, mineral, timber, grazing, dispersed recreation, or other values and which should not be designated as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System but should be available for nonwilderness multiple uses under the land management planning process, other applicable laws and the provisions of this Act. (b) The purposes of this Act are to— (1) designate certain national forest system lands in Utah as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System in order to preserve the wilderness character of the land and to protect watersheds and wildlife habitat, preserve scenic and historic resources, and promote scientific research, primitive recreation, solitude, physical and mental challenge, and inspiration for the benefit of all of the American people; and (2) insure that certain other national forest system lands in the State of Utah be available for nonwilderness multiple uses. SEC. 102. (a) In furtherance of the purpose of the Wilderness Act (78 Stat. 890), the following national forest system lands in the State of Utah are hereby designated as wilderness, and, therefore, as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System: (1) certain lands in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest which comprise approximately forty-four thousand three hundred and fifty acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled, "Mt. Naomi

Sept^28, 1984 [S. 2155]

Utah Wilderness Act of 1984. National Wilderness Preservation System. National Forest System.

16 USC 1131 note. 16 USC 1132 note.