16 U.S. Code § 459c–6 - Administration of property

(a) Protection, restoration, and preservation of natural environment
Except as otherwise provided in sections 459c to 459c–7 of this title, the property acquired by the Secretary under such sections shall be administered by the Secretary without impairment of its natural values, in a manner which provides for such recreational, educational, historic preservation, interpretation, and scientific research opportunities as are consistent with, based upon, and supportive of the maximum protection, restoration, and preservation of the natural environment within the area, subject to the provisions of sections 1, 2, 3, and 4 of this title, as amended and supplemented, and in accordance with other laws of general application relating to the national park system as defined by sections 1b to 1d of this title, except that authority otherwise available to the Secretary for the conservation and management of natural resources may be utilized to the extent he finds such authority will further the purposes of sections 459c to 459c–7 of this title.
(b) Hunting and fishing regulations
The Secretary may permit hunting and fishing on lands and waters under his jurisdiction within the seashore in such areas and under such regulations as he may prescribe during open seasons prescribed by applicable local, State, and Federal law. The Secretary shall consult with officials of the State of California and any political subdivision thereof who have jurisdiction of hunting and fishing prior to the issuance of any such regulations, and the Secretary is authorized to enter into cooperative agreements with such officials regarding such hunting and fishing as he may deem desirable.


(Pub. L. 87–657, § 6, formerly § 7,Sept. 13, 1962, 76 Stat. 541; renumbered § 6,Pub. L. 91–223, § 2(c),Apr. 3, 1970, 84 Stat. 90; amended Pub. L. 94–544, § 4(a),Oct. 18, 1976, 90 Stat. 2515; Pub. L. 94–567, § 7(a),Oct. 20, 1976, 90 Stat. 2695.)

1976—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 94–544and Pub. L. 94–567made substantially identical amendments by inserting provision which directed the Secretary to administer the property acquired in such a manner so as to provide recreational, educational, historic preservation, interpretation, and scientific research opportunities consistent with the maximum protection, restoration, and preservation of the environment.

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