The Wilderness Act: Hearings Before the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, United States Senate, Eighty-seventh Congress, First Session, on S. 174, a Bill to Establish a National Wilderness Preservation System for the Permanent Good of the Whole People, and for Other Purposes. February 27 and 28, 1961, Volumes 8-13

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1961 - Forest reserves - 439 pages
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Considers S. 174, to establish a National Wilderness Preservation System.

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Page 212 - ... generally appears to have been affected primarily by the forces of nature, with the imprint of man's work substantially unnoticeable; (2) has outstanding opportunities for solitude or a primitive and unconfined type of recreation...
Page 14 - Commission that the license will not interfere or be inconsistent with the purpose for which such reservation was created or acquired, and shall be subject to and contain such conditions as the Secretary of the Department under whose supervision such reservation falls shall deem necessary for the adequate protection and utilization of such reservation: Provided further.
Page 4 - ... of sufficient size as to make practicable its preservation and use in an unimpaired condition; and (4) may also contain ecological, geological, or other features of scientific, educational, scenic, or historical value.
Page 145 - A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.
Page 30 - ... the effective date of this Act by the Secretary of Agriculture or the Chief of the Forest Service as "primitive" and report his findings to the President.
Page 145 - An area of wilderness is further defined to mean in this act an area of undeveloped Federal land retaining its primeval character and influence, without permanent improvements or human habitation, which is protected and managed so as to preserve its natural conditions...
Page 177 - ... to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wildlife therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.
Page 5 - An Act To establish a National Park Service, and for other purposes," approved August 25, 1916 (39 Stat.
Page 213 - Agriculture in accordance with the general purpose of maintaining, without unnecessary restrictions on other uses, including that of timber, the primitive character of the area, particularly in the vicinity of lakes, streams, and portages : Provided, That nothing in this Act shall preclude the continuance within the area of any already established use of motorboats.
Page 169 - The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized and directed to develop and administer the renewable surface resources of the national forests for multiple use and sustained yield of the several products and services obtained therefrom.

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