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S.241: Cerros del Norte Conservation Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about public lands and natural resources
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Sponsor Tom Udall, D-N.M.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced Feb. 7, 2013
Latest Major Action June 27, 2013
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Bill Summary

Cerros del Norte Conservation Act - Designates the Cerro del Yuta Wilderness and Rio San Antonio Wilderness within the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument in New Mexico as wilderness and as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System.

Requires incorporation into the relevant wilderness area of any land or interests in land within the boundaries of such wilderness areas acquired by the United States.

Sets forth requirements for the management of the wilderness areas regarding: (1) livestock grazing, (2) the creation of protective perimeters and buffer zones, and (3) the jurisdiction of the state of New Mexico respecting fish and wildlife located on public land in New Mexico.

Releases specified public land within the San Antonio Wilderness Study Area not designated as wilderness by this Act from further study for such a designation.

Requires the wilderness areas to be administered as components of the National Landscape Conservati...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 27, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 108.
June 27, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Wyden with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and an amendment to the title. With written report No. 113-54.
May 16, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
April 25, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 113-28.
Feb. 7, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.