Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 107 Part 2.djvu/75

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PUBLIC LAW 103-104—OCT. 12, 1993 107 STAT. 1027 the recreation area in accordance with applicable Federal and State law. (g) TIMBER HARVESTING. — The Secretary may permit timber harvesting in the recreation area for commercial purposes, including (but not limited to) vigas, latillas, the gathering of fuelwood, and for purposes of public safety, recreation, wildlife, and administration, insofar as the hairvesting is compatible with the purposes of the recreation area. Trees damaged or downed due to fire, disease, or insect infestation may be utilized, salvaged, or removed from the recreation area as authorized by the Secretary in furtherance of the purposes of this Act. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to affect the timber sales under contract on the date of enactment of this Act. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to effect the Los Griegos timber sale in the Los Griegos Diversity Unit niunber 0322 as shown on the West Half Diversity Unit map of the Santa Fe National Forest dated November 1991; except that the Secretary shall manage such sale using mieven aged management including the individual tree selection method. (h) GRAZING.— The "Secretary may permit grazing within the recreation area in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary. Riparian areas shall be managed in such a manner as to protect their important resource values. (i) TRANSPORTATION PLAN. —(1) Within 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall prepare a transportation plan that provides for the most efficient use of roads and trails to accomplish the purposes of this Act. The plan shall provide for a comprehensive trails system that provides for dispersed recreation while minimizing impact on significant archaeological and religious sites. (2) The Secretary shall construct, maintain, and close roads within the recreation area after consultation with local tribal leaders and only in accordance with such plan. (j) RECREATIONAL FACILITIES.—The Secretary shall provide for recreational facilities within the recreation area. Such facilities shall be constructed so as to minimize impacts on the scenic beauty, the natural character, and the archaeological and religious sites of the recreation area. (k) VISITOR FACILITIES.— The Secretary shall establish a visitor center and interpretive facilities in or near the recreation area for the purpose of providing for education relating to the interpretation of cultural and natural resources of the recreation area. (1) POWER TRANSMISSION LINES. — In accordance with Federal and State laws and regulations, the Secretary may permit a utility corridor for high power electric transmission lines within the recreation area only when the Secretary determines that— (1) there is not a feasible alternative for the location of such corridor; (2) damage to the recreational and scenic quality and to the archaeological and religious sites of the recreation area will not be significant; (3) it is in the public interest that such corridor be located in the recreation area; and (4) a plan to minimize harm to the resources of the recreation area has been developed. (m) SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIONS. —The Secretary may permit scientific investigations within the recreation area upon the Sec-