Contracts in Forest-Reserve Timber Lands; Letter from the Secretary of the Interior Transmitting Information as to Contracts in Force at the Time of the Approval of the ACT Prohibiting the Selection of Timber Lands in Lieu of Lands in

Contracts in Forest-Reserve Timber Lands; Letter from the Secretary of the Interior Transmitting Information as to Contracts in Force at the Time of the Approval of the ACT Prohibiting the Selection of Timber Lands in Lieu of Lands in

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...however, it appears not only that the character of the lands is such that no increased benefits would result from their inclusion within a reservation, but also that the status of the land with regard to ownership is such that under existing legislation their inclusion within a forest reserve may not properly be recommended. No portion of the area in question is owned by the Government. After careful consideration of the matter, I am of the opinion that there is no authority for an executive act including within a forest reserve only lands which are not owned by the Government. In this case it is proposed that by executive proclamation the boundaries of one or the other of the above-mentioned reserves shall be extended to take in these lands which, as indicated, constitute a continuous area containing no public lands. Public forest reserves are created under the authority contained in section 24 of the act of March 3, 1891 (26 Stat., 1095), which provides: That the President of the United States may, from time to time, set apart and reserve, in any State or Territory having public land bearing forests, in any part of the public lands wholly or in part covered with timber or undergrowth, whether of commercial value or not, as public reservations; and the President shall, by public proclamation, declare the establishment of such reservations and the limits thereof. Provision is made in the act of June 4, 1897 (30 Stat., 34-36), relating to forest reserves created under the act of March 3, 1891, authorizing the President--to revoke, modify, or suspend any and all executive orders and proclamations, or any part thereof, from time to time, as he shall deem best for the public interests. While it is clear that the above-mentioned legislation authorizes...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236622138
  • 9781236622136