Executive Order 1461

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Signed by President  William H. Taft  Thursday, January 11, 1912
See the Notes section for a list of Executive Orders affected by or related to the issuance of this Executive Order.


It is hereby ordered that the unentered, unappropriated public lands embraced in sections seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-nine, thirty, thirty-one and thirty-two, and the south half of sections seven and eight, in township thirty-four north, range twenty-six; sections five, six, seven and eight, in township thirty-three north, range twenty-six; sections thirteen, twenty-four, twenty-five and thirty-six, the east half of sections twenty-six and thirty-five, the east half, and east half of the northwest quarter of section twenty-three, the east half, east half of the northwest quarter, and east half of the southwest quarter of section fourteen, and the south half of section twelve, in township thirty-four north, range twenty-seven: and sections one and twelve, and the east half of sections two and eleven, in township thirty-three north, range twenty-seven, all west of the sixth principal meridian, Nebraska, embracing approximately twenty-two and seven-eighths square miles, as shown upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this order, be, and the same are hereby, reserved and set apart for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds. It is unlawful for any person to hunt, trap, capture, wilfully disturb, or kill any birds of any kind whatever, or take the eggs of such birds, within the limits of this reservation, except under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture. Warning is expressly given to all persons not to commit any of the acts herein enumerated and which are prohibited by law.


This reserve to be known as Niobrara Reservation.

Signature of William Howard Taft
Wm. H. Taft.

The White House,

January 11, 1912.


Diagram missing.


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