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S. 311 (es) To authorize the Disabled Veterans' LIFE Memorial Foundation to establish a memorial in the District of Columbia or its environs, and for other purposes. [Engrossed in Senate] ...
106th CONGRESS 2d Session S. 3119 To amend the Act entitled ``An Act to provide for the establishment of Fort Clatsop National Memorial in the State of Oregon, and for other purposes.''. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES September 27 (legislative day, September 22), 2000 Mr. Wyden (for himself and Mr. Smith of Oregon) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend the Act entitled ``An Act to provide for the establishment of Fort Clatsop National Memorial in the State of Oregon, and for other purposes.''. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Fort Clatsop National Memorial Expansion Act of 2000''. SEC. 2. FINDINGS The Congress finds the following: (1) In 1805, the members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition built Fort Clatsop at the mouth of the Columbia River near Astoria, Oregon, where they spent 106 days waiting for the end of winter and preparing for their journey home. The Fort Clatsop National Memorial was created by Congress in 1958 for the purpose of commemorating the culmination, and the winter encampment, of the Lewis and Clark Expedition following its successful crossing of the North American continent, and is the only National Park Service site solely dedicated to the Lewis and Clark Expedition. (2) The 1995 General Management Plan for the Fort Clatsop National Memorial, prepared with input from the local community, calls for the addition of lands to the memorial to include the trail used by expedition members to travel from the fort to the Pacific Ocean and to include the shore and forest lands surrounding the fort and trail to protect their natural settings. (3) The area near present day McGowan, Washington where Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery camped after reaching the Pacific Ocean, performed detailed surveying, and conducted the historic ``vote'' to determine where to spend the winter, is of undisputed national significance. (4) The National Park Service and State of Washington should identify the best alternative for adequately and cost effectively protecting and interpreting the ``Station Camp'' site. (5) Expansion of the Fort Clatsop National Memorial would require Federal legislation because the size of the memorial is currently limited by statute to 130 acres. (6) Congressional action to allow for the expansion of Fort Clatsop for both the trail to the Pacific and, possibly, the Station Camp site would be both timely and appropriate before the start of the national bicentennial celebration of the Lewis and Clark Expedition planned to take place during the years 2004 through 2006. SEC. 3. ACQUISITION OF LANDS FOR FORT CLATSOP NATIONAL MEMORIAL. The Act entitled ``An Act to provide for the establishment of Fort Clatsop National Memorial in the State of Oregon, and for other purposes.'', approved May 29, 1958 (Chapter 158; 72 Stat. 153), is amended-- (1) by inserting in section 2 ``(a)'' before ``The Secretary''; (2) by inserting in section 2 a period, ``.'', following ``coast'' and by striking the remainder of the section; (3) by inserting in section 2 the following new subsections: ``(b) The Memorial shall also include the lands depicted on the map entitled `Fort Clatsop Boundary Map', numbered and dated `405-80016- CCO-June-1996'. The area designated in the map as a `buffer zone' shall not be developed but shall be managed as a visual buffer between a commemorative trail that will run through the property, and contiguous private land holdings. ``(c) The total area designated as the Memorial shall contain no more than 1,500 acres.''; and (4) by inserting at the end of section 3 the following: ``(b) Such lands included within the newly expanded boundary may be acquired from willing sellers only, with the exception of corporately owned timberlands.''. SEC. 4. AUTHORIZATION OF STUDY OF STATION CAMP. The Secretary of the Interior shall conduct a study of the area known as ``Station Camp'' near McGowan, Washington, to determine its suitability, feasibility, and national significance, for inclusion into the National Park System. The study shall be conducted in accordance with section 8 of Public Law 91-383 (16 U.S.C. 1a-5). <all>
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