Summary: H.R.3245 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (11/23/1991)

Chattahoochee National Forest Protection Act of 1991 - Designates certain lands in the Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia, as wilderness and therefore as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System. Designates such lands, as follows: (1) the Blood Mountain Wilderness; (2) the Mark Trail Wilderness (from lands depicted as the Chattahoochee Headwaters Wilderness); and (3) an additional part of the Brasstown Wilderness as designated by the Georgia Wilderness Act of 1986. Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (the Secretary) to administer each such wilderness area designated by this Act in accordance with the Wilderness Act.

Designates certain lands in the Forest as: (1) the Coosa Bald Scenic Area; and (2) the Springer Mountain National Recreation Area. Directs the Secretary to administer such areas in a specified manner. Provides that completion of existing timber sales under contract shall not be prevented by such designations. Withdraws such areas from disposition under all laws pertaining to mineral leasing.

Authorizes the Secretary, in cooperation with Georgia and other Federal, State, and private cooperators, to permit the continued maintenance of existing wildlife openings, as well as new openings in such areas.

Directs the Secretary to file a map and legal description of each area designated by this Act with specified congressional committees.

Exempts any privately held lands within these designated areas from the purposes of this Act.