A Wild and Scenic River Study is a congressionally authorized Study to determine whether a particular river segment is eligible and suitable for designation as a nationally recognized Wild and Scenic River. The Study is based on the 1968 Wild and Scenic Rivers Act passed by Congress to provide a mechanism to protect and restore the nation's best rivers for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations. Presently, 160 rivers have been designated in 36 states...
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
Senate Committee on Energy and Natural ResourcesNational Parks
- senate Committees
- The house Passed June 23rd, 2014Passed by Voice Vote
House Committee on Natural ResourcesPublic Lands and Environmental RegulationIntroducedJanuary 23rd, 2013
- house Committees
What is it?
This bill would direct the National Park Service (NPS) to conduct a "Wild and Scenic River Study" that develops a conservation plan for a 19-mile stretch of Massachusetts' Nashua River. The river, at one time, ranked among the nation's most polluted. According to the Nashua Watershed Association,
The bill impacts Massachusetts' Nashua River, in addition to two of the river's tributaries, the Squannacook and Nissitissit Rivers.
The CBO estimates that the study the bill outlines would cost $300,000 over the next three years.