Public Land Order No. 7766; Extension of Public Land Order No. 6856; Oregon
This order extends the duration of the withdrawal created by Public Land Order No. 6856 for an additional 20-year period. The extension is necessary to continue protection of the unique natural and ecological research values of the Abbott Creek Research Natural Area, which would otherwise expire on May 5, 2011.
Effective Date: May 6, 2011.
For further information contact:
Charles R. Roy, Bureau of Land Management, Oregon/Washington State Office, 503-808-6189, or Dianne Torpin, U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region, 503-808-2422.
The purpose for which the withdrawal was first made requires this extension to continue protection of the unique natural and ecological research values at the Abbott Creek Research Natural Area. The withdrawal extended by this order will expire on May 5, 2031, unless as a result of a review conducted prior to the expiration date pursuant to Section 204(f) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714(f), the Secretary determines that the withdrawal will be further extended.
By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by Section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714, it is ordered as follows:
Public Land Order No. 6856 (56 FR 20550 (1991)), that withdrew 2,760.94 acres of National Forest System land from location and entry under the United States mining laws (30 U.S.C. Ch 2), but not from leasing under the mineral leasing laws, to protect the Abbott Creek Research Natural Area, is hereby extended for an additional 20-year period until May 5, 2031.
(Authority: 43 CFR 2310.4)Dated: May 2, 2011. Wilma A. Lewis, Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management.