To protect and administer more effectively the publicly owned lands within certain parts of the area described in section
577 of this title, and to accomplish certain public purposes explicit and implicit in sections
577b of this title, the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized and directed to acquire any lands or interest in lands, and appurtenances thereto, situated within the area described in section
577d of this title, where in his opinion development or exploitation, or the potentialities for development or exploitation, impair or threaten to impair the unique qualities and natural features of the remaining wilderness canoe country.
1961—Pub. L. 87–351removed the restriction on condemnation of contiguous tracts of land in one ownership, not exceeding five hundred acres in the aggregate, if the lands were encumbered with structures of a permanent type suitable for human occupancy and if the owners thereof filed written objections before expiration of the time for answering the petition in the proceedings.
The act of June 22, 1948, ch. 593, 62 Stat. 568, as amended, which is classified to sections
577h of this title, is popularly known as the “Thye-Blatnik Act”.
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