Executive Order 8622

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Whereas under the act of September 2, 1937 (50 Stat. 917), providing for Federal aid to States in wildlife restoration projects, the State of Washington is acquiring certain lands in Kittitas County, Washington; and

Whereas these lands are to be administered by the State of Washington through the State Game Commission as the Squaw Creek Antelope Range and Wildlife Refuge; and

Whereas certain public lands within this area possess a great wildlife value and could be administered advantageously in connection with the refuge; and

Whereas the act of March 10, 1934 (48 Stat. 401), provides for cooperation with State and other agencies in developing a Nation-wide program of wildlife conservation and rehabilitation:

Now, Therefore, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the act of June 25, 1910, c. 421. 36 Stat. 847, as amended by the act of August 24, 1912, c. 369, 37 Stat. 497, it is ordered that, subject to valid rights, the public lands hereinafter described, comprising 646.78 acres, more or less, in Kittitas County, Washington, be, and they are hereby, reserved and set apart under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Interior for use by the Game Commission of the State of Washington in connection with the Squaw Creek Antelope Range and Wildlife Refuge, under such conditions as may be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior:

Willamette Meridian
T. 15 N., R. 20 E., sec. 30, all.

The reservation made by this order supersedes the temporary withdrawal for classification and other purposes made by Executive Order No. 6964, of February 5, 1935, as amended, so far as any of the above-described lands are affected by that order.

Signature of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The White House,
December 27, 1940.


Revoked by:
  • Public Land Order 949, March 29, 1954 (19 FR 1822)

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