Executive Order 961

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It is hereby ordered that all of the lands embraced within the meander survey of a reservoir site located in what is commonly known as the Oregon Basin, embracing five thousand five hundred acres, more or less, in section five, township fifty-one north, range one hundred west, sections nineteen, twenty, twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-seven, twenty-eight, twenty-nine, thirty, thirty-one, thirty-two, thirty-three and thirty-four, township fifty-two north, range one hundred west of the Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming, together with a strip of land fifty feet wide adjoining said meander survey on the outside and surrounding said reservoir site, as the said reservoir site appears upon the map of the Shoshone River canal, on file in the General Land Office, approved March 13, 1903, and as the same is shown by the broken line upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this Order, are hereby reserved, subject to valid existing rights, and set aside for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds. The taking or destruction of birds' eggs and nests, and the taking or killing of any species of native bird for any purpose whatever, except under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Department of Agriculture, is prohibited, and warning is expressly given to all persons not to commit any of the acts hereby enjoined. This reserve to be known as the Loch-Katrine Reservation.

Signature of Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt.

The White House,

October 26, 1908.

Diagram missing.

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