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Federal protection and preservation of wild and scenic rivers is slow and costly

United States. General Accounting Office

Federal protection and preservation of wild and scenic rivers is slow and costly

report to the Congress

by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by General Accounting Office in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wild and scenic rivers -- United States,
  • Stream conservation -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationv, 55 p.
    Number of Pages55
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14558773M
    OCLC/WorldCa44145825

      Review and regulation, by Sarasota County and the City of North Port under their respective authorities, of activities within the wild and scenic protection zone; and subsequent prohibition, or approval with or without conditions, of such activities in order to minimize potential adverse physical and visual impacts on resource values in the river area . The National Park Service Partnership Wild and Scenic Rivers Program is dedicated to protecting nationally significant river resources through locally based partnerships. Legislation sponsored by former U.S. Congresswoman Niki Tsongas was signed into law on Decem which authorized the Nashua River Wild and Scenic Rivers Study Committee.

      S. (th). A bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain segments of East Rosebud Creek in Carbon County, Montana, as components of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System. In , a database of bills in the U.S. Congress. Any portion of a component of the national wild and scenic rivers system that is within the national wilderness preservation system, as established by or pursuant to the Wilderness Act [16 U.S.C. et seq.], shall be subject to the provisions of both the Wilderness Act and this chapter with respect to preservation of such river and its immediate environment, and in case of conflict .

    Designation of a wild and scenic river is not the same as a national park designation, and generally does not confer the same level of protection as a Wilderness Area designation. However, wile and scenic designations protects the free-flowing nature of rivers in non-federal areas, something the Wilderness Act and other federal designations. existing resource protection measures. Background One of the purposes of this management plan is to demonstrate that White Clay Creek is suitable for designation into the National Wild and Scenic River's System. To demonstrate that the watershed is suitable for designation, it must be shown that the creek's outstanding qualities and resources can be protected through feasible .


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Federal protection and preservation of wild and scenic rivers is slow and costly by United States. General Accounting Office Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Federal protection and preservation of wild and scenic rivers is slow and costly: report to the Congress. [United States. General Accounting Office.]. Federal Protection And Preservation Of Wild And Scenic Rivers Is Slow And Costly Few rivers have beer: added to the national wild and scenic rivers system under the and Scenic Pivers Act of The natronal system is growing slowly, and processes for adding rivers are not functioning well.

The. About the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Safeguarding the Character of Our Nation's Unique Rivers. The National Wild and Scenic Rivers System was created by Congress in (Public Law ; 16 U.S.C.

et seq.) to preserve certain rivers with outstanding natural, cultural, and recreational values in a free-flowing condition for the enjoyment of present and future.

The river must meet eligibility criteria common to all national wild and scenic rivers, i.e., the river must be free-flowing, as determined by Section 16(b) of the Act and standards set by the Departments of the Interior and Agriculture, and possess one or.

River protections now making federal land management work for rivers Rivers. They refresh the land and the creatures and plants that inhabit it, guide our explorations, render stories of nature and of human history, connect communities. In a nation of highly developed working rivers subjected to impoundments, diversions, streambank alterations, and other damage or neglect.

Wild and Scenic Rivers Review Appendix D. Wild and Scenic Rivers Review D-1 Introduction The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (Public Law as amended: 16 U.S.C. ) established the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System (NWSRS) to provide Federal protection.

The National Wild and Scenic Rivers System was created by Congress in (Public Law ;16 U.S.C. et seq.) to preserve certain rivers with outstanding natural, cultural, and recreational values in a free-flowing condition for the enjoyment of present and future generations.

The Act is notable for safeguarding the special character of. The Wild & Scenic Rivers Act 5 (c) Before approving or disapproving for inclusion in the national wild and scenic rivers system any river de signate d as a wild, scenic or recr eationa l river by or pursua nt to an act of the State legislature, the Secretary of the Interior shall submit the proposal to the SecretaryFile Size: KB.

1 Wild and Scenic Rivers Act § l(b), 16 U.S.C. § (Supp. IV, ). 2 Id. §§ 3 Those who want more resources allocated to recreation range from those who would.

50 Years of Wild & Scenic Rivers. We invite you to pick up your paddle or fishing rod to #MakeYourSplash and #FindYourWay on a river near you. Partnership Wild and Scenic Rivers.

Find out how NPS partners with local communities to protect and improve Wild and Scenic Rivers. Last updated: Febru includes Wild and Scenic River Studies, as required by Section 5(d)(1) [(d)(1)] of the Wild and Scenic River Act (16 U.S.C.§§October 2,as amended [the Act]).

The Act establishes national policy for the preservation and protection of certain rivers and File Size: KB. Specific ways to protect rivers within your local land management plan Getting rivers protection into the plan A federal agency’s land management plan guides all decisions and actions undertaken during the life of the plan ( years).

Getting important river details into a new or revised plan is thus essential to securing, monitoring, and enforcing. Congress enacted the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (WSRA) indeclaring it the “policy of the United States that certain selected rivers of the Nation which, with their immediate environments, possess outstandingly remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, cultural, or other similar values, shall be preserved in free-flowing.

River protection laws are not new. The Wild and Scenic River System (WSRS) has existed in the United States since In four other countries that have passed WSRS laws, the laws’ statutory purposes vary, depending on the most pressing threat to rivers at the time of a law’s passage.

The National Wild and Scenic Rivers System was created by the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of (Public Law ), enacted by the U.S. Congress to preserve certain rivers with outstanding natural, cultural, and recreational values in a free-flowing condition for the enjoyment of present and future generations.

The Act is notable for safeguarding the special character of. Stipulation and Joint Motion for Order Approving Stipulation and Entry of Partial Decrees regarding the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act Claims Aug et al., The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (Act), (Pub.L.

as amended: 16 U.S.C. ) established a method for providing federal protection for certain free-flowing rivers, preserving them and their immediate environments for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The function of this wild and scenic.

Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Wild and Scenic Rivers Act: report (to accompany S. ([Washington, D.C.: U.S. G.P.O., ]), by United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (page images at HathiTrust) Lower Delaware Wild and Scenic Rivers Act: report (to accompany S.

Wild and Scenic Rivers Act () • with NTS Act, signed into being by LBJ • Protected status was provided to free-flowing (not dammed) rivers, thereby assuring that recreational opportunities were protected. • Act designates its rivers as: Wild, Scenic, or Recreational: • Only ¼ of 1% of U.S.

rivers are designated. Rivers were being dammed, dredged, diked, diverted and degraded at an alarming rate. Legislation, such as the Clean Water Act, began to stem the chemical flow.

To lend balance to our history of physically altering our waterways, Congress created the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. In October ofthe Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.

AB – State Protection of Federal Wild & Scenic Rivers Summary: AB provides for the inclusion of a federal wild and scenic river in California into the state wild and scenic rivers system if the federal government acts to eliminate federal. The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act passed in creates the tool to keep rivers undeveloped, but it still requires Congress pass a specific law to add a river to the system, same as for a wilderness Author: Durango Herald Staff.The Scenic and Wild Rivers Act mandates the preservation and protection of natural values associated with rivers designated as Scenic and/or Wild.

Each unit of State and local government, in recognizing the intent of the Act and the Scenic and Wild Rivers Program, is required to take whatever action is necessary to protect and enhance the.