National Wilderness Preservation Act, 1959: Hearings Before the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, United States Senate, Eighty-sixth Congress, First Session, on S. 1123, a Bill to Establish a National Wilderness Preservation System for the Permanent Good of the Whole People, and for Other Purposes, Volumes 8-13
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1959 - 491 pages
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Page 2 - A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.
Page 294 - No public forest reservation shall be established, except to improve and protect the for'est within the reservation, or for the purpose of securing favorable conditions of water flows, and to furnish a continuous supply of timber for the use and necessities of citizens of the United States...
Page 1 - Congress to secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness.
Page 483 - ... said parks, monuments and reservations, which purpose is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wildlife therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.
Page 146 - ... (b) The Commission shall compile such data and in the light of the data so compiled and of information available concerning trends In population, leisure, transportation, and other factors shall determine the amount, kind, quality, and location of such outdoor recreation resources and opportunities as will be required by the year 1976 and the year 2000...
Page 294 - In the management of each reserve local questions will be decided upon local grounds; the dominant industry will be considered first, but with as little restriction to minor industries as may be possible ; sudden changes in industrial conditions will be avoided by gradual adjustment after due notice; and where conflicting interests must be reconciled, the question will always be decided from the standpoint of the greatest good of the greatest number in the long run.
Page 210 - Except as hereafter stated in subsection (h) of this section [not applicable], whenever the waters of any stream or other body of water are proposed or authorized to be impounded, diverted, the channel deepened, or the stream or other body of water otherwise controlled or modified for any purpose whatever...
Page 465 - WHEREAS, there is now pending in the Congress of the United States...
Page 5 - ... works, power projects, transmission lines, and other facilities needed in the public interest, including the road construction and maintenance essential to development and use thereof, upon his determination that such use or uses in the specific area will better serve the interests of the United States and the people thereof than will its denial...
Page 2 - ... wilderness areas", and these shall be administered for the use and enjoyment of the American people in such manner as will leave them unimpaired for future use and enjoyment as wilderness, and so as to provide for the protection of these areas, the preservation of their wilderness character, and for the gathering and dissemination of information regarding their use and enjoyment as wilderness ; and no Federal lands shall be designated as "wilderness areas" except as provided for in this Act or...