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Applicable Wilderness Law(s)

Law Date Acreage Change (in acres)
Public Law 96-487 December 2, 1980 7,052,000
Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act - Public Law 96-487 (12/2/1980) Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act
This public law also includes the following wilderness area(s): Aleutian Islands Wilderness, Andreafsky Wilderness, Becharof Wilderness, Coronation Island Wilderness, Denali Wilderness, Endicott River Wilderness, Glacier Bay Wilderness, Innoko Wilderness, Izembek Wilderness, Katmai Wilderness, Kenai Wilderness, Kobuk Valley Wilderness, Kootznoowoo Wilderness, Koyukuk Wilderness, Lake Clark Wilderness, Maurille Islands Wilderness, Misty Fjords National Monument Wilderness, Mollie Beattie Wilderness, Noatak Wilderness, Nunivak Wilderness, Petersburg Creek-Duncan Salt Chuck Wilderness, Russell Fjord Wilderness, Selawik Wilderness, Semidi Wilderness, South Baranof Wilderness, South Prince of Wales Wilderness, Stikine-LeConte Wilderness, Tebenkof Bay Wilderness, Togiak Wilderness, Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness, Unimak Wilderness, Warren Island Wilderness, West Chichagof-Yakobi Wilderness, Wrangell-Saint Elias Wilderness.

download 96-487 or view special provisions or legislative history for this law.

Public Law 104-333 November 12, 1996 -17,168
Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 - Public Law 104-333 (11/12/1996) Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996
NOTE: Approximately 56,825 acres were added and approximately 73,993 acres were removed. The 17,168 acres removed were transferred to the Noatak Wilderness.
This public law also includes the following wilderness area(s): Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness, Kenai Wilderness, Noatak Wilderness, Opal Creek Wilderness, Oregon Islands Wilderness.

download 104-333 - Relevant legislation found on page(s): 26-27. View special provisions or legislative history for this law.


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