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H.R. 1019 (rh) To provide for a boundary adjustment and land conveyance involving the Raggeds Wilderness, White River National Forest, Colorado, to correct the effects of earlier erroneous land surveys. ...
H. R. 1019
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
June 4, 1997
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and
To provide for a boundary adjustment and land conveyance involving the
Raggeds Wilderness, White River National Forest, Colorado, to correct
the effects of earlier erroneous land surveys.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT AND LAND CONVEYANCE, RAGGEDS WILDERNESS,
WHITE RIVER NATIONAL FOREST, COLORADO.
(a) Findings.--The Congress finds the following:
(1) Certain landowners in Gunnison County, Colorado, who
own real property adjacent to the portion of the Raggeds
Wilderness in the White River National Forest, Colorado, have
occupied or improved their property in good faith and in
reliance on erroneous surveys of their properties that the
landowners reasonably believed were accurate.
(2) In 1993, a Forest Service resurvey of the Raggeds
Wilderness established accurate boundaries between the
wilderness area and adjacent private lands.
(3) The resurvey indicated that a small portion of the
Raggeds Wilderness is occupied by adjacent landowners on the
basis of the earlier erroneous land surveys.
(b) Purpose.--It is the purpose of this section to remove from the
boundaries of the Raggeds Wilderness certain real property so as to
permit the Secretary of Agriculture to use the authority of Public Law
97-465 (commonly known as the Small Tracts Act; 16 U.S.C. 521c-521i) to
convey the property to the landowners who occupied the property on the
basis of erroneous land surveys.
(c) Boundary Adjustment.--The boundary of the Raggeds Wilderness,
Gunnison and White River National Forests, Colorado, as designated by
section 102(a)(16) of Public Law 96-560 (16 U.S.C. 1132 note), is
hereby modified to exclude from the area encompassed by the wilderness
a parcel of real property approximately 0.86-acres in size situated in
the SW\1/4\ of the NE\1/4\ of Section 28, Township 11 South, Range 88
West of the 6th Principal Meridian, as depicted on the map entitled
``Encroachment-Raggeds Wilderness'', dated November 17, 1993. Such map
shall be on file and available for inspection in the appropriate
offices of the United States Forest Service, Department of Agriculture.
(d) Conveyance of Land Removed From Wilderness Area.--The Secretary
of Agriculture shall use the authority provided by Public Law 97-465
(commonly known as the Small Tracts Act; 16 U.S.C. 521c-521i) to convey
all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the real
property excluded from the boundaries of the Raggeds Wilderness under
subsection (c) to those owners of real property in Gunnison County,
Colorado, whose real property adjoins the excluded lands and who have
occupied the excluded lands in good faith reliance on an erroneous
Passed the House of Representatives June 3, 1997.
ROBIN H. CARLE,
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