Summary

                            A bill to designate the Cerro del Yuta and Rio San Antonio Wilderness Areas in the State of New Mexico, and for other purposes.

Introduced in Senate
Cerros del Norte Conservation Act 

 This bill designates the Cerro del Yuta Wilderness (comprising approximately
13,420 acres) and Rio San Antonio Wilderness (comprising approximately 8,120
acres) within the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument in New Mexico as
wilderness and as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System. 

 The bill releases specified public land within the San Antonio Wilderness Study
Area not designated as wilderness by this bill from further study for such a
designation.

 The bill requires the wilderness areas to be administered as components of the
National Landscape Conservation System.

Reported to Senate without amendment
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been
expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Cerros del Norte Conservation Act 

 (Sec. 3) This bill designates the Cerro del Yuta Wilderness (comprising
approximately 13,420 acres) and Rio San Antonio Wilderness (comprising
approximately 8,120 acres) within the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument in
New Mexico as wilderness and as components of the National Wilderness
Preservation System. 

 The bill sets forth requirements for the management of the wilderness areas
regarding: (1) livestock grazing, (2) the creation of protective perimeters and
buffer zones, and (3) the jurisdiction of the state of New Mexico respecting
fish and wildlife located on public land in New Mexico. 

 The bill releases specified public land within the San Antonio Wilderness Study
Area not designated as wilderness by this bill from further study for such a
designation. 

 The bill requires the wilderness areas to be administered as components of the
National Landscape Conservation System. 

 The bill withdraws any federal land within the wilderness areas, including any
acquired land or interest, from: (1) entry, appropriation, or disposal under the
public land laws; (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (3)
operation of the mineral leasing, mineral materials, and geothermal leasing
laws. 

 The bill declares that nothing in this bill enlarges, diminishes, or otherwise
modifies any treaty rights.



                        

Actions

  • Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 54.

    May 3rd, 2017
  • Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Murkowski without amendment. With written report No. 115-40.

    May 3rd, 2017
  • Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Murkowski without amendment. With written report No. 115-40.

    May 3rd, 2017
  • Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.

    Mar 30th, 2017
  • Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

    Feb 16th, 2017
  • Introduced in Senate

    Feb 16th, 2017