Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 USC 1271-1287). | Land Portal

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This Act establishes a National Wild and Scenic Rivers System and prescribes the methods and standards through which additional rivers may be identified and added to the system. The Act authorizes the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to study areas and submit proposals to the President and Congress for addition to the system. It describes procedures and limitations for control of lands in Federally administered components of the system and for dealing with disposition of lands and minerals under Federal ownership. Rivers are classified as wild, scenic or recreational, and hunting and fishing are permitted in components of the system under applicable Federal and State laws. The Act establishes National Scenic Areas and Special Management Areas within Scenic Areas. lands of such areas re transferred to the Secretary of Agriculture for management.

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