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COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE

WARREN G. MAGNUSON, Washington, Chairman JOHN O. PASTORE, Rhode Island

ANDREW F. SCHOEPPEL, Kansas A. S. MIKE MONRONEY, Oklahoma

JOHN MARSHALL BUTLER, Maryland GEORGE A. SMATHERS, Florida

NORRIS COTTON, New Hampshire STROM THURMOND, South Carolina CLIFFORD P. CASE, New Jersey FRANK J. LAUSCHE, Ohio

THRUSTON B. MORTON, Kentucky RALPH YARBOROUGH, Texas

HUGH SCOTT, Pennsylvania
CLAIR ENGLE, California
E. L. BARTLETT, Alaska
VANCE HARTKE, Indiana
GALE W. MCGEE, Wyoming

EDWARD JARRETT, Chief Clerk

SUBCOMMITTEE ON MERCHANT MARINE AND FISHERIES

WARREN G. MAGNUSON, Washington, Chairman JOHN O. PASTORE, Rhode Island

JOHN MARSHALL BUTLER, Maryland E. L. BARTLETT, Alaska

THRUSTON B. MORTON, Kentucky CLAIR ENGLE, California

HUGH SCOTT, Pennsylvania

Statement of —

Brandborg, Stewart M., assistant conservation director, National

Wildlife Federation, 232 Carroll Street NW., Washington, D.C.---

Gruening, Hon. Ernest, a U.S. Senator from the State of Alaska,

Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C---

Gutermuth, C. R., vice president, Wildlife Management Institute,

Wire Building, 1000 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, D.C.---

Leffler, Hon. Ross L., Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife, De-

partment of Interior, Washington, D.C. (accompanied by Dr. John

L. Buckley, Theodore Stevens, and Lansing A. Parker, Department

of Interior)

Penfold, J. W., conservation director, Izaak Walton League of

America, 1404 New York Avenue NW., Washington, D.C.

Zahniser, Howard, executive secretary and editor, the Wilderness

Society, 2144 P Street NW., Washington, D.C.---

Statement submitted by-

Murie, Dr. Olaus J., director, Wilderness Society, 2144 P Street NW.,

Washington, D.C.

Murie Mrs. Margaret E., 2144 P Street NW., Washington, D.C.--

Letters, telegrams, etc.:

Anderson, C. L., director, Alaska Department of Fish and Game,

229 Alaska Office Building, Juneau, Alaska --

Article from the Alaska Sportsman, dated July 1959, entitled “Main

Trails and Bypaths'.-

Baker, John H., president, National Audubon Society, 1130 Fifth

Avenue, New York, N.Y

Egan, Hon. William A., Governor of the State of Alaska, Juneau,

Alaska.

Gruening, Hon. Ernest, a U.S. Senator from Alaska, Senate Office

Building, Washington, D.C.

House Joint Memorial No. 23, of the First State Legislature of

Alaska, Juneau, Alaska.

Interior Department, Washington, D.C..

Johnson, Larry, 351 W. Palm, El Cajon, Calif_

Krimm, Hans, 3301 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, Md..
MacLeod, Dr. D. G., Jackson, Wyo-----
Penfold, J. W., conservation director, Izaak Walton League of

America, 1326 Waukegan Road, Glenview, Ill_
Strandberg, Harold, vice president, Alaska Miners' Association,

Anchorage Branch, Anchorage, Alaska...
Reports from Government agencies:

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Comptroller General of the United States, dated May 27, 1959.-

Justice Department, dated July 2, 1959.-

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ARCTIC WILDLIFE RANGE-ALASKA

TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 1959

U.S. SENATE, COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE, SUBCOMMITTEE ON MERCHANT MARINE AND FISHERIES,

Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 2:50 p.m., in room 457, Old Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., Hon. E. L. Bartlett presiding.

Senator BARTLETT. The committee will come to order. This is a hearing on S. 1899, a bill put in, by request, by Senator Magnuson, chairman of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to authorize the establishment of the Arctic Wildlife Range. The text of the bill is to be included in the record, together with the report of the Secretary of the Interior, Hon. Fred A. Seaton, dated April 30, 1959.

(The bill and report follow :)

A BILL To authorize the establishment of the Arctic Wildlife Range, Alaska, and for other purposes

(S. 1899, 86th Cong., 1st sess.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in order to preserve, in the public interest, a magnificent wildlife and wilderness area in the State of Alaska, the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to establish a particular area in the State as the “Arctic Wildlife Range,” hereafter referred to. as the “wildlife range.'

SEC. 2. Establishment of the wildlife range shall be effective following the publication of an order of the Secretary of the Interior to that effect in the Federal Register, and any subsequent revisions in the boundary of such area, subject to the limitations hereafter prescribed, shall be accomplished in the same manner. However, the exterior boundaries he area that may be set aside for the purposes of this Act are hereby delimited to the general area which is bounded on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the Canadian boundary, on the west by the Canning River, and which extends southward to include a portion of the south slope of the Brooks Range, State of Alaska, lying southeasterly from the headwaters of the Canning River across the East Fork of the Chandalar River, along Old Woman Creek to the confluence of Monument Creek and the Sheenjek River and easterly along Bilwaddy Creek to the Canadian border.

SEC. 3. (a) The Secretary of the Interior shall administer and manage the wildlife range in a manner that he finds to be in the public interest: Provided, however, That the conduct of any present or future national defense activities shall not be affected thereby, without the concurrence of the Secretary of Defense.

(b) All mineral deposits in the wildlife range, of the classes and kinds subject to location, entry, and patent under the mining laws and subject to leasing under the mineral leasing laws of the United States, shall be exclusive of the land containing them, subject to disposal under such laws. However, a patent issued for such mineral deposits shall not convey any interest in the surface of the land containing such minerals other than the right of occupation and the use of so much of the surface of the land as may be required for purposes reasonably incident to the mining or removal of such minerals under such regulations as may be issued by the Secretary of the Interior, and appropriate reservations shall be inserted in any mineral patent that may be issued hereunder for the aforesaid purposes. NOTE.--Professional staff member assigned to this hearing, Harry C. Huse.

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