H.R.5545 - Berryessa Snow Mountain National Conservation Area Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-1] (Introduced 05/08/2012)|
|Committees:||House - Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||05/15/2012 Referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5545 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/08/2012)
Berryessa Snow Mountain National Conservation Area Act - Establishes the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Conservation Area, to comprise approximately 319,300 acres of federal land within Napa, Lake, Mendocino, and Yolo Counties in California.
States that the purpose of the Conservation Area is the conservation, protection, and enhancement of the ecological, scenic, wildlife, recreational, cultural, historical, natural, educational, and scientific resources of the lands included in the Area for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.
Continues to provide private landowners with adequate access to inholdings in the Conservation Area.
Allows only those uses of the Conservation Area that would further the purposes for which it is established.
Requires a comprehensive plan for the protection and management of the federal lands included within the Conservation Area. Requires such plan to: (1) assess the impacts of climate change, (2) include a comprehensive weed management strategy, and (3) include a plan to address the public safety and environmental clean-up issues associated with illegal marijuana production.
Permits grazing in the Conservation Area: (1) where established before this Act's enactment, or (2) through issuing annual permits for non-commercial grazing to control noxious weeds.
Establishes the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Conservation Area Advisory Council to advise with respect to the preparation and implementation of the management plan. Requires the appointment of one Council member to represent Native American Tribes.