Summary: S.773 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (05/21/1997)


Title I: Designation of Wilderness

Title II: Administrative Provisions

America's Red Rock Wilderness Act of 1997 - Title I: Designation of Wilderness - Designates specified lands in the following areas of Utah as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System: (1) Great Basin wilderness areas; (2) Zion and Mojave Desert wilderness areas; (3) the Grand Staircase Wilderness and the Kaiparowits Plateau Wilderness; (4) Escalante Canyon wilderness areas; (5) the Henry Mountains Wilderness; (6) the Dirty Devil River Wilderness; (7) Cedar Mesa wilderness areas; (8) Canyonlands wilderness areas; (9) San Rafael Swell wilderness areas; and (10) Book Cliffs and Uinta Basin wilderness areas.

Title II: Administrative Provisions - Provides that if State-owned land is included within a designated wilderness area, then the Secretary of the Interior shall offer to exchange U.S. lands in that State of approximate equal value (prohibits the transfer of associated mineral interests). Reserves the Federal Government's rights to a quantity of water sufficient for each wilderness area designated by this Act.