Summary: S.316 — 93rd Congress (1973-1974)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (12/20/1973)

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Eastern Wilderness Areas Act - Designates specified lands, including the following, as wilderness in furtherance of the provisions of the Wilderness Act: (1) certain lands in the Bankhead National Forest, Alabama; (2) certain lands in the Ouachita National Forest, Arkansas; (3) certain lands in the Ozark National Forest, Arkansas; (4) certain lands in the Appalachicola National Forest, Florida; (5) certain lands in the Chattahooche and Cherokee National Forests, Georgia and Tennessee; (6) certain lands in the Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky; (7) certain lands in the Hiawatha National Forest, Michigan; (8) certain lands in the Mark Twain National Forest, Missouri; (9) certain lands in the White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire; (10) certain lands in the Nantahala and Cherokee National Forests, North Carolina and Tennessee; (11) certain lands in the Sumter, Nantahala, and Chattahouchee National Forests in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia; (12) certain lands in the Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee; (13) certain lands in the Green Mountain National Forest, Vermont; (14) certain lands in the Jefferson National Forest, Virginia; (15) certain lands in the Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia; and (16) certain lands in the Chequamegon National Forest, Wisconson.

Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to review thirty-eight specified lands as to their suitability for preservation as wilderness. Authorizes to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act.