An Act To establish the Channel Islands National Park, and for other purposes

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Summary

  • Amendments are made to various acts including: National Parks and Recreation Act of 1978; National Trails System Act; and the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968. Appropriation authorizations are stated for various sites. Boundary revisions are stated for: Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, N.C.; Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Georgia and Tennessee; Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park, Virginia; and Harper's Ferry National Historical Park.
  • The Channel Islands National Park is established in order to protect the nationally significant natural, scenic, wildlife, marine, ecological, archaeological, cultural, and scientific values of the Channel Islands in the State of California including; the brown pelican nesting area; the undisturbed tide pools; the pinnipeds which bred and pup; the Eolian landforms and caliche; the presumed burial place of Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo; and the archaeological evidence of substantial populations of Native Americans. Provisions are set forth for the acquisition of The Nature Conservancy Lands.
  • Within three complete fiscal years from the date of enactment of this title, the Secretary, in consultation with The Nature Conservancy and the State of California, shall submit to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs of the United States House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the United States Senate, a comprehensive general management plan for the park. Within three complete fiscal years from the date of enactment of this title, the Secretary shall review the area within the park and shall report to the President, in accordance with the Wilderness Act (78 Stat. 890), his recommendations as the suitability of any area within the park for designation as wilderness.
  • The Secretary is authorized to expend Federal funds for the cooperative management of The Nature Conservancy and other private property for research, resources management, and visitor protection and use. There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this title, but not to exceed $500,000 for development. From the Land and Water Conservation Fund there is authorized to be appropriated $30,100,000 for the purposes of land acquisition.

Subject

  • Cabrillo, Juan Rodriquez
  • National Parks and Recreation Act of 1978
  • National Trails System Act
  • Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968
  • Nature Conservancy (U.S.)
  • Nature Conservancy Lands
  • United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs
  • United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • Wilderness Act

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 94 Stat. 67
  • Title 16, Conservation
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

94 Stat. 67 (1980); Pub. L. No. 96-199 (Book)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

  • 1981
  • 03/05/1980

Topic

  • Brown pelican
  • Tide pools
  • Geomorphology
  • Marine ecology
  • Finance
  • Ethnology
  • Pinnipedia
  • Nature conservation
  • Archaeology
  • Amendments (Parliamentary practice)
  • Habitat conservation
  • Wildlife
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Wildlife conservation

Place

  • Channel Islands National Park (Calif.)
  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
  • Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park (Ga. and Tenn.)
  • Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park (Va.)
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site (Flat Rock, N.C.)
  • North America

Form/Genre

Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 11; Page Numbers: 67-77

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