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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

PUBLIC LAW 100-301—APR. 29, 1988

102 STAT. 443

Public Law 100-301 100th Congress An Act To establish the Big Cypress National Preserve Addition in the State of Florida, 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. (a) SHORT TITLE.—This Act may be cited as the "Big Cypress

National Preserve Addition Act". (b) AMENDMENT OF BIG CYPRESS NATIONAL PRESERVE ACT.—When-

ever in this Act an amendment is expressed in terms of an amendment to the Act of October 11, 1974, such amendment shall be considered to be made to the Act entitled "An Act to establish the Big Cypress National Preserve in the State of Florida, and for other purposes", approved October 11, 1974 (Public Law 93-440; 88 Stat. 1257). SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND PURPOSE.

(a) FINDINGS.—The Congress finds that— (1) the planned construction of Interstate 75 is presently being designed in such a way as to improve the natural water flow to the Everglades National Park, which has been disrupted by State Road 84 (commonly known as "Alligator Alley"); (2) the planned construction of Interstate 75 provides an opportunity to enhance protection of the Everglades National Park, to promote protection of the endangered Florida panther, and to provide for public recreational use and enjoyment of public lands by expanding the Big Cypress National Preserve to include those lands adjacent to Interstate 75 in Collier County north and east of the Big Cypress National Preserve, west of the Broward County line, and south of the Hendry County line; (3) the Federal acquisition of lands bordering the Big Cypress National Preserve in conjunction with the construction of Interstate 75 would provide significant public benefits by limiting development pressure on lands which are important both in terms of fish and wildlife habitat supporting endangered species and of wetlands which are the headwaters of the Big Cypress National Preserve; and (4) public ownership of lands adjacent to the Big Cypress National Preserve would enhance the protection of the Everglades National Park while providing recreational opportunities and other public uses currently offered by the Big Cypress National Preserve. (b) PURPOSE.—It is the purpose of this Act to establish the Big Cypress National Preserve Addition.

Apr. 29, 1988 [S. 90] Big Cypress National Preserve Addition Act. National Wilderness Preservation System. Conservation. Public lands. 16 USC 698f note.

16 USC 698f note.