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Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness

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Applicable Wilderness Law(s)

Law Date Acreage Change (in acres)
Public Law 98-603 October 30, 1984 27,840
San Juan Basin Wilderness Protection Act of 1984 - Public law 98-603 (10/30/1984) The San Juan Basin Wilderness Protection Act of 1984
NOTE: Designated the Bisti Wilderness at 3,968 acres and the De-na-zin Wilderness at 23,982 acres. These areas were later combined under the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996, Public Law 104-333.
This public law also includes the following wilderness area(s): Sandia Mountain Wilderness.

download 98-603 - Relevant legislation found on page(s): 1. View special provisions or legislative history for this law.

Public Law 104-333 November 12, 1996 16,525
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: Public Law combined Bisti and De-Na-Zin Wilderness into the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness and added acreage.
This public law also includes the following wilderness area(s): Gates of the Arctic Wilderness, Kenai Wilderness, Noatak Wilderness, Opal Creek Wilderness, Oregon Islands Wilderness.

download 104-333 - Relevant legislation found on page(s): 119-121. View special provisions or legislative history for this law.


Acreages reported above are legislated acres. Learn more about acreages.
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