Summary: H.R.873 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (08/04/1993)

Gallatin Range Consolidation and Protection Act of 1993 - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to acquire: (1) by exchange from the Big Sky Lumber Company, specified lands and interests north of Yellowstone National Park, including land in and adjacent to the Hyalite-Porcupine-Buffalo Horn Wilderness Study Area, the Scapegoat Wilderness Area, and other lands in the Gallatin National Forest; and (2) by purchase or exchange from the Company, lands and interests in the Porcupine Area, the Taylor Fork Area, and the Gallatin Area.

Requires the Secretary of the Interior to convey National Forest System lands as part of such exchange. Sets forth conditions for such exchange with respect to leases and easements. Provides for the continuation of grazing on the North Bridger Range lands and requires timber harvest practices on such lands to be in accordance with the laws of the State of Montana.

Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture, pursuant to an agreement with Burlington Resources, Incorporated, to acquire mineral interests owned by Burlington underlying surface lands owned by the United States and located within the Clearwater-Monture Area and the Gallatin Area. Requires such acquisition to be made through exchange to Burlington of other federally owned mining interests that the parties may agree to. Requires consultation with the Secretary of the Interior in the negotiation of such exchange.

Requires all lands conveyed to the United States under this Act to be added to and administered as part of the Gallatin National Forest.

Authorizes appropriations.