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Wilderness: Overview and Statistics
The U.S. Forest Service established the first protected "wilderness area" under its own discretion in 1924. In 1964, the Wilderness Act established the National Wilderness Preservation System, reserved to Congress the authority to designate wilderness areas, and directed the Secretaries of Agriculture and of the Interior to review certain lands for their wilderness potential. The Act also designated 54 wilderness areas with 9 million acres of Forest Service land. Congress began expanding the Wilderness System in 1968, and today, there are 631 wilderness areas, totalling nearly 104 million acres, in 44 States.
Presidential Authority to Create a National Monument on the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
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Authority of a President to Modify or Eliminate a National Monument
President Clinton created a number of new national monuments, using authority given the President under the Antiquities Act of 1906. Many of the designations were controversial and renewed discussion of that Act and whether a President can modify or eliminate a Presidentially created national monument. This report examines that question.
Timber Harvesting and Forest Fires - Memorandum
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The Administration's Lands Legacy Initiative in the FY2001 Budget Proposal - A Fact Sheet
The fact sheet compares the FY2001 funding request for the Administration's Lands Legacy Initiative to the FY2000 request and the enacted FY2000 appropriation.
The President's Forest/Roadless Area Initiative
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Roadless Areas: The Administration's Moratorium
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Federal Land and Resource Management: A Primer
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Federal Land Management Agencies: Background on Land and Resources Management
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Oil and Gas Exploration and Development on Public Lands
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Federal Land Management Agencies: Background on Land and Resource Management
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The National Forest System Roadless Areas Initiative
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The National Forest System Roadless Areas Initiative
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The National Forest System Roadless Areas Initiative
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The National Forest System Roadless Areas Initiative
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The National Forest System Roadless Areas Initiative
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The National Forest Roadless Area Initiative
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Federal Land Ownership: Constitutional Authority; the History of Acquisition, Disposal, and Retention; and Current Acquisition and Disposal Authorities
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Mining on Federal Lands
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Mining on Federal Lands
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Mining on Federal Lands
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Mining on Federal Lands
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Mining on Federal Lands
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Mining on Federal Lands
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Mining on Federal Lands
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Mining on Federal Lands
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Mining on Federal Lands
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Mining on Federal Lands
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Mining on Federal Lands
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Mining on Federal Lands
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Public (BLM) Lands and National Forests
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Public (BLM) Lands and National Forests
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Public (BLM) Lands and National Forests
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Public (BLM) Lands and National Forests
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Public (BLM) Lands and National Forests
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Public (BLM) Lands and National Forests
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Public (BLM) Lands and National Forests
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Public (BLM) Lands and National Forests
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Public (BLM) Lands and National Forests
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Public (BLM) Lands and National Forests
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Public (BLM) Lands and National Forests
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Public (BLM) Lands and National Forests
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Public (BLM) Lands and National Forests
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Public (BLM) Lands and National Forests
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Public (BLM) Lands and National Forests
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Public (BLM) Lands and National Forests
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Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lands and National Forests
In the second session, Congress continues to confront an array of issues related to the public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the national forests managed by the U.S. Forest Service (FS). The Administration continues to address public lands and national forests through budgetary, regulatory, and other actions. Several key issues of ongoing congressional and administrative interest are covered in this report.
Federal Sales of Natural Resources: Pricing and Allocation Mechanisms (1998)
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Federal Timber Harvests: Implications for U.S. Timber Supply
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Federal Land Management: Appeals and Litigation
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