To conserve and protect the Ancient Bristlecone Pines by maintaining near-natural conditions and to ensure the survival of the Pines for the purposes of public enjoyment and scientific study, the approximately 31,700 acres of public land in the State, as generally depicted on the map entitled “Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest—Proposed” and dated July 16, 2008, is designated as the “Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest”.
(b) Map and legal description
(1) In general
As soon as practicable, but not later than 3 years after March 30, 2009, the Secretary shall file a map and legal description of the Forest with—
(A)the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives; and
(B)the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate.
(2) Force of law
The map and legal description filed under paragraph (1) shall have the same force and effect as if included in this subtitle, except that the Secretary may correct any errors in the map and legal description.
(3) Public availability
The map and legal description filed under paragraph (1) shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the Forest Service.
(1) In general
The Secretary shall administer the Forest—
(A)in a manner that—
(i)protect  the resources and values of the area in accordance with the purposes for which the Forest is established, as described in subsection (a); and
(ii)promotes the objectives of the applicable management plan (as in effect on March 30, 2009), including objectives relating to—
(I)the protection of bristlecone pines for public enjoyment and scientific study;
(II)the recognition of the botanical, scenic, and historical values of the area; and
(III)the maintenance of near-natural conditions by ensuring that all activities are subordinate to the needs of protecting and preserving bristlecone pines and wood remnants; and
(B)in accordance with the National Forest Management Act of 1976 (16 U.S.C. 1600 et seq.), this section, and any other applicable laws.
(A) In general
The Secretary shall allow only such uses of the Forest as the Secretary determines would further the purposes for which the Forest is established, as described in subsection (a).
(B) Scientific research
Scientific research shall be allowed in the Forest in accordance with the Inyo National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (as in effect on March 30, 2009).
Subject to valid existing rights, all Federal land within the Forest is withdrawn from—
(A)all forms of entry, appropriation or disposal under the public land laws;
(B)location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and
(C)disposition under all laws relating to mineral and geothermal leasing or mineral materials.
 So in original. Probably should be “protects”.
This subtitle, referred to in subsec. (b)(2), is subtitle K (§§ 1801–1808) of title I of Pub. L. 111–11, Mar. 30, 2009, 123 Stat. 1052, which enacted this section and subchapter
CXXXIII of chapter
1 of this title, amended section
1274 of this title, enacted provisions set out as notes under sections
1274 of this title, and enacted and amended provisions listed in a table of Wilderness Areas set out under section
1132 of this title. For complete classification of subtitle K to the Code, see Tables.
The National Forest Management Act of 1976, referred to in subsec. (c)(1)(B), is Pub. L. 94–588, Oct. 22, 1976, 90 Stat. 2949, which enacted sections
1614 of this title, amended sections
1610 of this title, repealed sections
514 of this title, and enacted provisions set out as notes under sections
1600 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title of 1976 Amendment note set out under section
1600 of this title and Tables.
For definitions of terms used in this section, see section 1801 ofPub. L. 111–11, set out as a note under section
460vvv of this title.
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