16 U.S. Code § 698u - Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve: findings and purposes
Congress finds that—
(1) of the 400,000 square miles of tallgrass prairie that once covered the North American Continent, less than 1 percent remains, primarily in the Flint Hills of Kansas;
(2) in 1991, the National Park Service conducted a special resource study of the Spring Hill Ranch, located in the Flint Hills of Kansas;
(3) the study concludes that the Spring Hill Ranch—
(A) is a nationally significant example of the once vast tallgrass ecosystem, and includes buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places pursuant to section 470a of this title that represent outstanding examples of Second Empire and other 19th Century architectural styles; and
(4) the National Park Trust, which owns the Spring Hill Ranch, has agreed to permit the National Park Service—
(B) to manage the ranch in order to—
(1) to preserve, protect, and interpret for the public an example of a tallgrass prairie ecosystem on the Spring Hill Ranch, located in the Flint Hills of Kansas; and
Source(Pub. L. 104–333, div. I, title X, § 1002,Nov. 12, 1996, 110 Stat. 4204; Pub. L. 106–176, title I, § 122(1),Mar. 10, 2000, 114 Stat. 29.)
2000—Subsec. (a)(4)(A). Pub. L. 106–176substituted “to acquire” for “to purchase”.
Pub. L. 104–333, div. I, title X, § 1001,Nov. 12, 1996, 110 Stat. 4204, provided that: “This subtitle [subtitle A (§§ 1001–1009) of title X of div. I of Pub. L. 104–333, enacting this section and sections 698u–1 to 698u–7 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Act of 1996’.”
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