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Passed Senate amended (10/05/2000)

Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area Act of 2000 - Establishes the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area in Nevada to conserve, protect, and enhance the historical, cultural, paleontological, scenic, scientific, biological, educational, wildlife, riparian, wilderness, endangered species, and recreational values and resources associated with the Applegate-Lassen and Nobles Trails corridors and surrounding areas. Directs the Secretary of the Interior to manage the Area, and to develop a comprehensive resource management plan for the Area's long-term protection and management. Authorizes the Secretary to: (1) allow continued livestock grazing in the Area; and (2) establish Area visitor service facilities.

Withdraws all Federal lands within the Area and all Federal lands subsequently acquired for the Area from all forms of entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land, mining, minerals materials, and mineral and geothermal leasing laws.

States that Congress does not intend for the creation of buffer zones around the Area.

Designates specified lands in Black Rock Desert, Pahute Peak, North Black Rock Range, East Fork High Rock Canyon, High Rock Lake, Yellow Rock Canyon, Little High Rock Canyon, High Rock Canyon, Calico Mountains, South Jackson Mountains, and North Jackson Mountains Wilderness Study Areas in Nevada as wilderness, for inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System. Allows continued livestock grazing on such lands.

Authorizes appropriations.