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    IntroducedJuly 7th, 2009

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Upper Elk River Wild and Scenic Study Act

Official Title

To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a segment of the Elk River in the State of West Virginia for study for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes.


Upper Elk River Wild and Scenic Study Act - Amends the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a specified segment of the Elk River in West Virginia from the confluence of the Old Field Fork and the Big Spring Fork in Pocahontas County to the Pocahontas and Randolph County line for study as a potential addition to the Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to complete the study of such segment within a specified time period and report results to Congress. Requires the report to include an analysis of the potential impact of the designation on private lands within a five-mile segment of the Elk River or abutting that area. Specifies this Act's effect on: (1) access for recreational activities, including hunting, fishing, and trapping; and (2) state authority to regulate fish and wildlife under state law or regulations.