Summary: H.R.1751 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to House with amendment(s) (09/07/2000)

Carrizo Plain National Conservation Area Act of 2000 - Designates the Carrizo Plain National Conservation Area in California, which the Secretary of the Interior shall manage, acting through the Director of the Bureau of Land Management. Provides Area use restrictions for vehicles, hunting and fishing, and grazing. Authorizes the Secretary to establish appropriate interpretive sites.

Requires the Secretary, in cooperation with the Director, the California Department of Fish and Game, affected landowners, and The Nature Conservancy, to review and make any necessary revisions to the existing management plan.

Establishes in the Treasury a separate Carrizo Plain National Conservation Area Management Fund. Directs the Secretary to establish a Carrizo Plain National Conservation Area Advisory Council for advice and recommendations with respect to management plan preparation and implementation.

Authorizes the Secretary to acquire nongovernment, privately owned lands and interests within the conservation area by donation, exchange, or purchase with the owner's consent.

Withdraws all Federal lands within the conservation area, including all subsequently acquired lands or interests, from all forms of entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws and from location, entry, and patent under Federal mining laws. Allows mineral development in the conservation area only to the extent consistent with the management plan.

Authorizes the Secretary to enter into cooperative agreements or shared management arrangements with any person for management, interpretation, and research of the conservation area's resources.

Directs the Secretary to ensure nonexclusive access to and use of the public lands in the conservation area by Native Americans for traditional cultural and religious purposes consistent with the American Indian Religious Freedom Act. Permits the Secretary from time to time temporarily to specific areas in such lands close to general public use in order to protect the privacy of Native American religious activities.