Summary: H.R.7702 — 96th Congress (1979-1980)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to House with amendment(s) (08/18/1980)

(Reported to House from the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs with amendment, H. Rept. 96-1223)

California Wilderness Act of 1980 - Designates specified lands in the State of California as wilderness and components of the National Wilderness Preservation System.

Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to review and report to the President on the suitability for preservation as wilderness of specified lands within the Monache Wilderness Study Area, the North Mountain Planning Area, and the Eightmile and Blue Creek Planning Areas. Directs the Secretary to acquire specified lands within newly-designated wilderness areas.

Adds specified lands in California to the National Park System.

Exempts the roadless area review and evaluation program (RARE II) final environmental statement from judicial review with respect to National Forest System lands in California. Requires the consideration of specified lands within the Dillon Creek Further Planning Area for all uses during the preparation of a forest plan for the Klamath National Forest. Prohibits activities which may reduce the wilderness potential of such land during the interim period.