An area of land comprising approximately 35,235 acres located in Grand County, Colorado, within the Arapaho and the Roosevelt National Forests and the Colorado Big Thompson project (as generally depicted as the “Arapaho National Recreation Area” on a map entitled “Indian Peaks Wilderness Area and Arapaho National Recreation Area” and dated May 2007) is established as the Arapaho National Recreation Area.
16 U.S. Code § 460jj. Establishment
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(a) In general
(b) AdministrationThe Secretary shall administer the Arapaho National Recreation Area, in accordance with the laws and regulations applicable to the national forests, in such a manner as will best provide for—
the conservation and development of the scenic, natural, historic, and pastoral values of the area;
(c) Management plan
2009—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 111–11 substituted “35,235 acres” for “thirty-six thousand two hundred thirty-five acres” and “and dated May 2007” for “, dated July 1978”.
Legislative Findings; Purposes
“The Congress finds that it is in the national interest—
to include the land within the Arapaho and the Roosevelt National Forests known as the Indian Peaks Area in the National Wilderness Preservation System so as to protect the area’s enduring scenic and historic wilderness character and its unique wildlife and to preserve the area’s scientific, educational, recreational, and inspirational resources and challenges; and
to create the Arapaho National Recreation Area within the Arapaho and the Roosevelt National Forests and the Colorado Big Thompson project so as to preserve and protect the natural, scenic, historic, pastoral, and wildlife resources of the area and to enhance the recreational opportunities provided.”