Rio Chama management plan

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USDA Forest Service, Santa Fe National Forest, 1990 - Law - 52 pages
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Page 49 - ... (3) Recreational river areas — those rivers or sections of rivers that are readily accessible by road or railroad, that may have some development along their shorelines, and that may have undergone some impoundment or diversion in the past.
Page 49 - Those rivers or sections of rivers that are free of impoundments and generally inaccessible except by trail, with watersheds or shorelines essentially primitive and waters unpolluted. These represent vestiges of primitive America.
Page 50 - wild" and a "scenic" river area are degree of development, type of land use, and road accessibility. In general, a wide range of agricultural, water management, silvicultural and other practices could be compatible with the primary objectives of a scenic river area, providing such practices are carried on in such a way that there is no substantial adverse effect on the river and its immediate environment. The same considerations enumerated for wild river areas should be considered, except that motorized...
Page 50 - Sec. 2 (a) (ii) such construction could result in a determination by the Secretary of the Interior to reclassify or withdraw the affected river area from the system. 2. "Generally inaccessible" means there are no roads or other provisions for overland motorized travel within a narrow, incised river valley, or if the river valley is broad, within 1/4 mile of the riverbank. The presence, however, of one or two inconspicuous roads leading to the river area will not necessarily bar wild river classification....
Page 50 - New public utility transmission lines, gas lines, water lines, etc., in river areas being considered for inclusion in the national system are discouraged. However, where no reasonable alternative exists, additional or new facilities should be restricted to existing rights-of-way. Where new rights-of-way are indicated, the scenic, recreational, and fish and wildlife values must be evaluated in the selection of the site in accordance with the general guidelines described in the Report of the Working...
Page 48 - Policy 1. Where there are alternatives among management decisions, Wilderness values shall dominate over all other considerations except where limited by the Wilderness Act, subsequent legislation, or regulations. 2. Manage the use of other resources in Wilderness in a manner compatible with Wilderness resource management objectives. 3. In Wildernesses where the establishing legislation permits resource uses and activities that are nonconforming exceptions to the definition of Wilderness as described...
Page 12 - Council on Recreation and Natural Beauty, December 1968. Mineral activity subject to regulations under the Act must be conducted in a manner that minimizes surface disturbance, sedimentation and pollution, and visual impairment. Specific controls will be developed as a part of each management plan. CRITERIA FOR RIVER DESIGNATION The following criteria for classification, designation, and administration of river areas are prescribed by the Act. These criteria are not absolutes, nor can they readily...
Page 50 - At such time as water quality fully meets the criteria, it may be desirable to change the classification of a river. New public utility transmission lines, gas lines, water lines, etc., in river areas being considered for inclusion in the national system are discouraged. However, where no reasonable alternative exists, additional or new facilities should be restricted to existing rights-of-way. Where new rights-of-way are indicated, the scenic, recreational, and fish and wildlife values must be evaluated...
Page 38 - Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management, and the...
Page 10 - Service, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service...

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