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Spearfish Canyon and Bismarck Lake Land Exchange Act

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A bill to provide for a land exchange involving certain National Forest System land in the State of South Dakota, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

07/14/2016 Introduced in Senate

All Actions (2)

09/22/2016 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
07/14/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (1)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Rounds, Mike [R-SD]* 07/14/2016

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Energy and Natural Resources07/14/2016 Referred to
09/22/2016 Hearings by

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Subjects (6)

  • Forests, forestry, trees
  • Land transfers
  • Land use and conservation
  • Outdoor recreation
  • South Dakota

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Introduced in Senate (07/14/2016)

Spearfish Canyon and Bismarck Lake Land Exchange Act

This bill directs the Department of Agriculture (USDA), if South Dakota conveys to it four parcels of specified nonfederal lands, comprising 1,954 acres, to convey to South Dakota in exchange 1,468 acres known as the "Spearfish Canyon Area" and 524 acres known as the "Bismarck Lake Area" in the Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota.

The values of the federal and nonfederal lands to be exchanged shall be equal.

USDA shall complete any environmental analyses required under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 regarding the land exchange carried out under this bill.

The nonfederal lands acquired by USDA shall be added to and administered as part of the forest.

The federal lands acquired by South Dakota shall be managed by it for public recreation uses and the conservation of natural resources.