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S.841: Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act of 2014

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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 Michael Bennet, D-Colo.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced April 25, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 10, 2014
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Bill Summary

Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act of 2014 - (Sec. 3) Designates 70,650 acres of federal lands in San Juan National Forest in Colorado as the Hermosa Creek Special Management Area.

Requires the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to conserve, protect, and manage the resources of the Special Management Area in accordance with the National Forest Management Act of 1976. Permits motorized or mechanized vehicles in the Area only on road and trails designated for use by those vehicles. Directs the USDA to authorize the use of vehicles that go over snow within the Area when there is adequate snow coverage. Authorizes the USDA to permit grazing within the Area if the grazing is established before this Act's enactment.

Prohibits certain road construction or renovation as well as certain commercial timber harvesting activities in the East Hermosa Area located within the Special Management Area.

Provides that this Act does not affect the potential for developme...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 10, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 632.
Dec. 10, 2014 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Landrieu with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-292.
Nov. 13, 2014 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Nov. 20, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 113-342.
April 25, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.