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Phillip Burton Wilderness

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Applicable Wilderness Law(s)

Law Date Acreage Change (in acres)
Public Law 94-544 October 18, 1976 26,025
(No official title, designates Point Reyes Wilderness) - Public Law 94-544 (10/18/1976) To designate certain lands in the Point Reyes National Seashore, California, as Wilderness, amending the Act of September 13, 1962 (76 Stat. 538), as amended (16 U.S.C. 459c-6)

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Public Law 94-567 October 20, 1976 8,003
(No official title, designates National Park Service wildernesses) - Public Law 94-567 (10/20/1976) To designate certain lands within units of the National Park System as wilderness; to revise the boundaries of certain of these units; and for other purposes.
NOTE: Officially named the area as the Point Reyes Wilderness an dictated that approximately 8,003 of potential wilderness lands would be converted to wilderness with the cessation of non-conforming uses. On November 18, 1999, 1,752 acres of potential wilderness became wilderness; On November 30, 2012, 1,363 acres of potential wilderness within the Drakes Estero became wilderness after the closing of a commerical shellfish operation.
This public law also includes the following wilderness area(s): Badlands Wilderness, Bandelier Wilderness, Black Canyon of the Gunnison Wilderness, Chiricahua National Monument Wilderness, Fitzpatrick Wilderness, Great Sand Dunes Wilderness, Hain Wilderness, Haleakala Wilderness, Isle Royale Wilderness, Joshua Tree Wilderness, Mesa Verde Wilderness, Saguaro Wilderness, Shenandoah Wilderness.

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Public Law 99-68 July 19, 1985 0
(No official title, changes name of Point Reyes Wilderness) - Public law 99-68 (7/19/1985) To designate the wilderness in the Point Reyes National Seashore in California as the Phillip Burton Wilderness.
NOTE: Name changed from Point Reyes Wilderness to Phillip Burton Wilderness.

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