92 STAT. 2062
PUBLIC LAW 95-546—OCT. 28, 1978
Public Law 95-546 95th Congress An Act Oct. 28, 1978 [H.R. 13972]
Great Bear Wilderness, Mont. Designation. 16 USC 1132 note. 16 USC 1131 note.
Map and description, filing with congressional committees.
To designate the Great Bear Wilderness, Flathead National Forest, and enlarge the Bob Marshall Wilderness, Flathead and Lewis and Clark National Forests, State of Montana.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, in furtherance of the purposes of the Wilderness Act (78 Stat. 890), the area generally depicted on a map entitled "Great Bear Wilderness (Proposed)—Bob Marshall Wilderness Addition"', dated October 1978, which is on file and available for public inspection in the Office of the Chief, Forest Service, United States Department of Agriculture, is hereby designated as the Great Bear Wilderness (approximately two hundred eighty-five thousand, seven hundred seventy-one acres) within and as part of the Flathead National Forest, Montana, and enlarges the Bob Marshall Wilderness with an area comprising approximately sixty thousand acres within and as part of the Lewis and Clark National Forest, Montana. SEC. 2. As soon as practicable after this Act takes effect, the Secretary of Agriculture shall file a map and a legal description of the Great Bear Wilderness and Bob Marshall Wilderness Addition with the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, United States Senate, and the Interior and Insular Affairs Committee, House of Representatives, and such description shall have the same force and effect as if included in this Act: Provided, however, That correction of clerical and topographical errors in such legal description and map may be made. SEC. 3. The Great Bear Wilderness and Bob Marshall Addition shall be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture in accordance with the provisions of the Wilderness Act governing areas designated by that Act as wilderness areas, except that any reference in such provisions to the effective date of the Wilderness Act shall be deemed to be a reference to the effective date of this Act. Approved October 28, 1978.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: HOUSE REPORT No. 95-1616 (Comm. on Interior and Insular Affairs). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 124 (1978): Oct. 3, considered and passed House. Oct. 6, considered and passed Senate, amended. Oct. 14, House concurred in Senate amendments. WEEKLY eOMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOeUMENTS, Vol. 14, No. 44: Oct. 30, Presidential statement.