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S.341: San Juan Mountains Wilderness 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 Mark Udall, D-Colo.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced Feb. 14, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 10, 2013
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Bill Summary

San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act- (Sec. 3) Designates specified lands in the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests and specified land of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Colorado as parts of the Lizard Head Wilderness and of the Mount Sneffels Wilderness in the National Wilderness Preservation System.

Designates certain BLM land as the McKenna Peak Wilderness.

(Sec. 4) Designates specified lands in such National Forests and San Juan National Forest as the Sheep Mountain Special Management Area (the Special Management Area).

Requires the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to manage the Special Management Area in a manner that: (1) conserves, protects, and enhances the resources and values of such Area; and (2) maintains or improves its wilderness character for potential inclusion in the System.

Prohibits the use in the Special Management Area of: (1) permanent roads; (2) motor vehicles, motorized equipment, or mechanical transpor...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 10, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 177.
Sept. 10, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Wyden with amendments. With written report No. 113-99.
June 18, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with amendments 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. 14, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.