Wildernesses and Primitive Areas in Southwestern National Forests

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The Region, 1993 - Wilderness areas - 70 pages
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Page 2 - A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.
Page 2 - Act an area of undeveloped Federal land retaining its primeval character and influence, without permanent improvements or human habitation, which is protected and managed so as to preserve its natural conditions and which (1) generally appears to have been affected primarily by the forces of nature, with the imprint of man's work substantially unnoticeable...
Page 61 - Access. (1) In general. Congress reaffirms that nothing in the Wilderness Act is to be construed as prohibiting the use of a wheelchair in a wilderness area by an individual whose disability requires use of a wheelchair, and consistent with the Wilderness Act no agency is required to provide any form of special treatment or accommodation, or to construct any facilities or modify any conditions of lands within a wilderness area in order to facilitate such use. (2) Definition. For purposes of paragraph...
Page 61 - For purposes of paragraph (1), the term "wheelchair" means a device designed solely for use by a mobility-impaired person for locomotion, that is suitable for use in an indoor pedestrian area. SEC. 508. TRANSVESTITES. For the purposes of this Act, the term "disabled" or "disability" shall not apply to an individual solely because that individual is a transvestite.
Page 21 - Kanab Creek is one of the major tributaries of the Colorado River, with its origin some 50 miles north in southern Utah.
Page 4 - Two types of prescribed fires may be approved for use within wilderness: those ignited by lightning and allowed to burn under prescribed conditions and those ignited by qualified Forest Service officers.

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