Executive Order 924

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Signed by President  Theodore Roosevelt  Saturday, August 8, 1908
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 all islands situated in Lower Klamath Lake, and the marsh and swamp lands unsuitable for agricultural purposes in townships thirty-nine, forty, and forty-one south, ranges eight and nine, and township forty-one south, range ten, all east of the Willamette Meridian, Oregon, and in townships forty-seven and forty-eight north, ranges one, two and three east of Mount Diablo Meridian, California, and situated within the area segregated by a broken line, as shown upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this order, are hereby reserved and set aside for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding-ground for native birds. The taking or the destruction of birds' eggs and nests, and the taking or killing of any species of native bird for any purpose whatever is prohibited, and warning is expressly given to all persons not to commit within the reserved territory any of the acts hereby enjoined. This order is made subject to and is not intended to interfere with the use of any part of the reserved area by the Reclamation Service acting under the provisions of the act approved June 17, 1902, or any subsequent legislation. This reserve to be known as Klamath Lake Reservation.

Signature of Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt.

The White House,

August 8, 1908.


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