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senate Bill S. 1263

Douglas County Conservation Act of 2013

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      Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
    IntroducedJune 27th, 2013

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Douglas County Conservation Act of 2013

Official Title

A bill to establish a wilderness area, promote conservation, improve public land, and provide for sensible development in Douglas County, Nevada, and for other purposes.


Douglas County Conservation Act of 2013 - Designates specified federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), to be known as the Burbank Canyons Wilderness, as a component of the National Wilderness Preservation System. Releases BLM land in any part of the Burbank Canyon Wilderness not designated as wilderness by this Act from further study for designation as wilderness. Transfers all interest of the United States in certain land which shall be held in trust for the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, and which shall become part of the Tribe's reservation. Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to implement a cooperative management agreement for the land identified as the Cooperative Management Area in order to: (1) preserve cultural resources, (2) ensure regular access by members of the Tribe and the community across National Forest System land for cultural and religious purposes, and (3) protect recreational uses. Requires the Secretary concerned to convey certain Forest Service land (Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park) to the state of Nevada, to be used for the conservation of wildlife or natural resources or for a public park. (Defines "Secretary concerned" as the Secretary of Agriculture. acting through the Chief of the Forest Service, for National Forest System lands, and the Secretary of the Interior for land managed by BLM.) Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to make publicly available a prospectus to solicit one or more concessionaires for the lands identified as the Round Hill Pines Resort and Zephyr Shoals. Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Chief of the Forest Service, to transfer from the Forest Service to Nevada, Douglas County (the county), or the applicable unit of local government, certain lands or interests which are unsuitable for Forest Service administration or necessary for a public purpose. Authorizes the Secretary concerned to convey or lease specified lands to the county to be managed for flood control and management, water resource infrastructure, recreation and public purposes, or forest service recreation. Directs the Secretary concerned to conduct one or more sales of specified BLM and county lands to qualified bidders. Amends the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998 to specify the use of funds for federal land in Douglas County.

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