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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 2492

PUBLIC LAW 100-499—OCT. 18, 1988 (b) PURPOSES.—The purposes of this Act are to— (1) designate certain National Forest System lands in the State of Oklahoma as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System, in order to promote, perpetuate, and preserve the wilderness character of the lands, protect watersheds and wildlife habitat, preserve scenic and historic resources, and promote scientific research, primitive recreation, solitude, physical and mental challenge, and inspiration for the benefit of all the American people, to a greater extent than is possible in the absence of wilderness designation; and to ensure that certain other National Forest System lands in the State of Oklahoma be available for nonwilderness multiple uses; and (2) designate certain National Forest System lands in the State of Oklahoma as a national recreation area, 2 botanical areas, a national scenic area, and a national scenic and wildlife area in order to enhance and further certain natural resources characteristics.

16 USC 460W-1.

16 USC 1132 note.

16 USC 1132 note.

16 USC 460W-2.

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16 USC 460W-3.

SEC. 3. ADDITIONS TO NATIONAL WILDERNESS PRESERVATION SYSTEM.

In furtherance of the purposes of the Wilderness Act of 1964 (78 Stat. 890, 16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.) the following lands in the State of Oklahoma are hereby designated as v^dlderness and, therefore, as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System: (1) Certain lands in the Ouachita National Forest, Oklahoma, which comprise approximately 4,583 acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled "Black Fork Mountain Wilderness— Proposed", dated March 1988, and which shall be known as the Black Fork Mountain Wilderness. (2) Certain lands in the Ouachita National Forest, Oklahoma, which comprise approximately 9,371 acres, as generally depicted on a map entitled "Upper Kiamichi River Wilderness— Proposed", dated March 1988, and which shall be known as the Upper Kiamichi River Wilderness. SEC. 4. MAPS AND DESCRIPTIONS.

As soon as practicable after this Act takes effect, the Secretary of Agriculture shall file the maps referred to in section 3 of this Act and legal descriptions of each wilderness area designated by section 3 of this Act with the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs and the Committee on Agriculture of the United States House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the United States Senate. Each such map and legal description shall have the same force and effect as if included in this Act; except that correction of clerical and typc^raphical errors in such l ^ a l descriptions and maps may be made. Each such map and l ^ a l description shall be on file and available for public inspection in the Office of the Chief of the Forest Service, Department of Agriculture. SEC. 5. ADMINISTRATION.

Subject to valid existing rights, each wilderness area designated by section 3 of this Act shall be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture in accordance with the provisions of the Wilderness Act of 1964 governing areas designated by that Act as wilderness areas, except that with respect to any area designated in section 3 of this Act, any reference in such provisions to the effective date of the