HTML _ 98-848 - Wilderness Laws: Prohibited and Permitted Uses
9-Oct-1998; Ross Gorte; 5 p.

Abstract: The Wilderness Act generally prohibits commercial activities, motorized access, and infrastructure developments in congressionally designated areas. However, the Wilderness Act and many subsequent laws designating wilderness areas contain provisions authorizing activities that do not conform with these general prohibitions. The general prohibitions and the authorized uses are important, because controversies persist over the permissible and prohibited activities in wilderness areas, and because legislation often seeks to modify existing areas or activities. this report will be revised periodically, when Congress enacts new laws containing authorized uses. [read report]

Topics: Public Lands, Natural Resources, Forests

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