California Desert Protection Act of 1989: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Public Lands, National Parks, and Forests of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred First Congress, First Session, on S. 11 ... October 2, 1989, Volume 4

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1990 - 661 pages
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Page 291 - When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
Page 421 - States and the people thereof than will its denial ; and (2) the grazing of livestock, where established prior to the effective date of this Act, shall be permitted to continue subject to such reasonable regulations as are deemed necessary by the Secretary of Agriculture.
Page 526 - Agriculture, such areas shall be surveyed on a planned, recurring basis consistent with the concept of wilderness preservation by the Geological Survey and the Bureau of Mines to determine the mineral values, if any, that may be present; and the results of such surveys shall be made available to the public and submitted to the President and Congress.
Page 238 - Sustained yield of the several products and services" means the achievement and maintenance in perpetuity of a high-level annual or regular periodic output of the various renewable resources of the national forests without impairment of the productivity of the land.
Page 520 - The contribution of the small miner to the search for new mineral wealth is substantial, [and] . . . both the executive and legislative branches of government must assure the small miners' continued access to public lands to search for, develop and produce new mineral wealth without the fear that he will be unable to enjoy the fruits of his labors.
Page 238 - multiple use" means the management of the public lands and their various resource values so that they are utilized in the combination that will best meet the present and future needs of the American people...
Page 564 - areas of critical environmental concern" means areas within the public lands where special management attention is required (when such areas are developed or used or where no development is required) to protect and prevent irreparable damage to important historic, cultural, or scenic values, fish and wildlife resources or other natural systems or processes, or to protect life and safety from natural hazards.
Page 389 - The one process ongoing in the 1980s that will take millions of years to correct is the loss of genetic and species diversity by the destruction of natural habitats. This is the folly our descendants are least likely to forgive us.
Page 243 - Change in Approach Needed to Improve the Bureau of Land Management's Oversight of Public Lands (GAO/T-RCED-89-23, Apr.
Page 530 - We would be unable to keep our "edge" if a foreign nation or cartel chose to not sell us their particular essential minerals. No dollar value can be placed upon the US retaining its position as the world leader in high technology research, security and national defense. The list of affected minerals...