Designating the Kern and Merced Rivers as national wild and scenic rivers

hearing before the Subcommittee on Public Lands, National Parks, and Forests of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One hundredth Congress, first session, on S. 247 ... S. 275 ... H.R. 317 ... April 23, 1987.
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The National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

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View Our Story Map. Amending the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act by designating a segment of the lower Merced River in California as a component of the national wild and (to accompany S. ) (SuDoc Y /) [U.S. Congressional Budget Office] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying : U.S. Congressional Budget Office.

Designating the Kern and Merced Rivers as national wild and scenic rivers: hearing before the Subcommittee on Public Lands, National Parks, and Forests of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One hundredth Congress, first session, on S.

Congressional Designation. Congress designates most rivers into the National Wild & Scenic Rivers System. The typical process is: Congress authorizes one of the river-managing agencies to first conduct a study to determine if the river is eligible and suitable for designation.

Merced Wild and Scenic River. From Yosemite National Park, the Merced River tumbles through glacially carved canyons, rugged mountains, and foothills on its way to the San Joaquin Valley. The BLM manages 12 miles of this Wild and Scenic River.

Ample access points allow rafters to experience class III and IV rapids at their own pace. An Act to Designate the Kern River as a National Wild and Scenic River. [United States.] Print book: National government publication: English: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Subjects: Wild and scenic rivers -- Law and legislation -- California.

– Segments of the Merced ( miles), Kings (81 miles), and Kern Rivers ( miles) are protected in the National System, killing a proposed hydroelectric project on the Merced River. Congress also reserved the right to approve a future dam on a portion of the Kings River downstream of the newly designated segment.

Some rivers may be listed more than once if they have designated sections in different states. Initials of the managing agency follow the name of the river. Abbreviations used are: USACE = U.S.

Army Corps of Engineers; BLM = Bureau of Land Management; NPS = National Park Service; USFS = U.S. Forest Service; USFWS = U.S.

Fish & Wildlife Service. Less than 1/2 of 1% of our rivers are protected under the National Wild & Scenic Rivers System. Latest News River Network and the U.S.

Forest Service announced the second year of funding for nonprofit organizations working on stewardship activities on USFS-administered wild & scenic rivers. One of the original eight rivers in the nation designated as Wild & Scenic on October 2,the Middle Fork of the Salmon River originates 20 miles northwest of Stanley, Idaho, with the merging of Bear Valley and Marsh Creeks.

The designated segment extends miles from Dagger Falls to the confluence of the Middle Fork and the Main Salmon. Scattered across the country, more than rivers have been officially designated as wild or scenic to protect them for public enjoyment without the intrusion of dams or other adverse development.

California. California has approximatelymiles of river, of which 1, miles are designated as wild & scenic—1% of the state's river miles.

Seen as barren by the first explorers to today's first-time visitors, the rivers of the high desert simply hide their treasures well.

Get this from a library. Designating the Kern River as a national wild and scenic river: report (to accompany S.

Description Designating the Kern and Merced Rivers as national wild and scenic rivers PDF

[United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.]. The designation of the Merced, Kings, and Kern Rivers by Congress in represents the single largest expansion of the federal system in California since The Merced and its South Fork possess outstandingly remarkable scenic, recreational, fish, wildlife.

Get this from a library. Designating the Kern River as a national wild and scenic river: report (to accompany S. ) (including the cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office). [United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.]. The Merced Wild and Scenic River Final Comprehensive Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, released in Februaryaddresses the renowned Merced Wild and Scenic River's 81 miles within Yosemite National Park and the El Portal Administrative Site and functions as the guiding document to protect and enhance river values and manage use within the river.

6Middle Fork Feather River. Among the wilder California rivers, the Middle Fork of the Feather forms in headwaters near Quincy and surges westward, abruptly bisecting the formidable rise of the northern Sierra Nevada.

This section above Oroville Reservoir was designated in the original National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act 50 years ago. CDFW is temporarily closing its high public use areas, including visitor centers and license counters, to help slow the spread of COVID (coronavirus).Before heading to a CDFW facility, contact the regional headquarters office to determine if that facility is open.

Information on purchasing licenses, permits, tags and other entitlements, can be found on CDFW’s Online License Site. The designation of the Kings, Kern, and Merced Rivers by Congress that year represents the single largest expansion of the federal system in California since The Kings is one of the largest rivers in the Sierra Nevada and it flows through one of the deepest canyons in North America.

Scenic River through Yosemite National Park, including the headwaters and both the Merced River’s main stem and the South Fork Merced River (Figure ES-1).

As the Merced River flows outside Yosemite’s western boundary, the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management manage the next 41 miles of the Merced Wild and Scenic River.

Wild and Scenic Rivers Decision & Tree Laws, Regulations, and Guidance. See also SER Volume 1, Chapter 1 - Federal Requirements, Chapter 2 - State Requirements, and Chapter 38 - NEPA Assignment.

16 USC – Wild and Scenic Rivers Act; 36 CFR, PartSubpart A – Water Resources Projects on Wild and Scenic Rivers. Not all our wonderful rivers are designated National Wild and Scenic, but there is positive pressure from the general public and conservation groups to protect more rivers.

Whitewater Voyages National Wild and Scenic Rivers: Forks of the Kern (V) Thunder Run (V) Tuolumne (IV) Merced (IV) The National Wild and Scenic Rivers System now protects.

Inthe U.S. Congress designated the Merced River a Wild and Scenic River to protect its free-flowing condition and to protect and enhance its unique values for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations (16 USC ).

The passage of Public Law on November 2,and. Item A, B (MF) Distributed to some depository libraries in microfiche. Shipping list no.: P. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.

WILD SCENIC RIVERS IN CALIFORNIA STATE AND FEDERAL DESIGNATIONS 3/26/ 3 South Yuba River State of California 39 CA S,R,F,W Nevada 39 Albion River State of California 3 CA F,W,E Mendocino 3 Gualala River State of California CA F,W,E Mendocino Cache Creek State of California 31 CA S,R,F,W Lake, Colusa, Yolo 31 Black Butte River Mendocino National.

5 Reasons to Love Wild and Scenic Rivers.

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A free-flowing and healthy river system provides clean water, habitat for wildlife, recreation opportunities and countless other benefits. In the U.S., some of our most pristine waterways with these qualities have been designated National Wild and Scenic Rivers to help protect them.

Length: miles. Management: Six Rivers and Mendocino National Forests, BLM, Round Valley Reservation and California Resources Agency. Designated: Portions are designated as “wild,” “scenic,” and “recreational.” Also a component of the California Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

H.R. ( nd): To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act by designating a segment of the Lower Merced River in California as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers. The California Wild & Scenic Rivers Act (Public Resources Code § et seq.) was passed in (SB, Behr R-Mill Valley) to preserve designated rivers possessing extraordinary scenic, recreation, fishery, or wildlife values.

With its initial passage, the. Wild And Scenic Rivers Sheet of 12 US Forever First Class Postage Stamps Scott The pane features photographs that represent the more than rivers or river segments designated within the wild and scenic rivers system: n First row, left to right: Merced River (Michael Melford, photographer), Owyhee River (Michael Melford /5(53).

Sections of the Tuolumne and Merced Rivers have both been been officially designated by Congress as part of the U.S. National Wild & Scenic River System. Similar to the National Park System, the National Wild & Scenic River System was set up to protect certain rivers for the benefit of all Americans and for future generations.The South Fork and mainstem Merced was designated as a Wild and Scenic River infrom its source on the south side of Mount Lyell in Yosemite National Park to feet upstream of the confluence with Bear Creek, for their outstanding recreation, wildlife, fisheries and vegetation values.Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands.Proposed additions to the national wild and scenic rivers system: hearings before the Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, second session U.S.

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