Summary: H.R.5343 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5343. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (10/08/2004)

Central Idaho Economic Development and Recreation Act of 2004 - Requires the Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Chief of the Forest Service, and the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), to convey specified parcels of Federal land to certain counties and cities in central Idaho.

Authorizes the conveyance of specified National Forest System land or public land to Custer County or the State of Idaho for public campgrounds, tourism and recreation, and access to trails in or near the Boulder-White Cloud Management Area (BWCMA) established by this Act.

Requires the Secretary of the Interior to convey to the State of Idaho specified parcels of BLM land for motorized recreation parks.

Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to construct a trail for use by pedestrians and non-motorized vehicles and as a snowmobile route.

Addresses the extension of guide and outfitter operating permits authorizing activities in the BWCMA or wilderness areas designated under this Act.

Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to submit to Congress a specified study addressing fire risk mitigation measures in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area (SNRA).

Establishes the BWCMA on Federal lands in the Challis National Forest, SNRA, and Challis District of the BLM. Limits activities within the BWCMA.

Authorizes appropriations for a grant to Idaho's Off Road Motor Vehicle Program.

Designates specified parcels of Federal land in Idaho as wilderness areas and components of the National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS).

Repeals existing law requiring review of portions of the SNRA for possible inclusion in the NWPS.

Establishes a voluntary grazing permit waiver program.