||BIRDS OF PREY
NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA
|The proposed Birds of Prey
National Conservation Area in southern Idaho represents the highest
known concentration of nesting raptors in the United States. The
Bureau of Land Management has performed extensive studies to determine
the area of land necessary to protect the raptor feeding grounds, an
estimated minimum of 482,000 acres.
|Former Secretary of the
Interior Andrus administratively set aside 482,000 acres of federal
land for this area which was to be exempt from the Carey and Desert
Lands Entry Acts. The area proposed for the Birds of Prey
Conservation Areas is now in multiple use ranging from grazing to
motorcycling and none of these uses would be affected by
withdrawal. Congressional action is necessary to assure permanent
protection for the area. Senator McClure has indicated he will
hold hearings soon on the Birds of Prey National Conservation Area.
||The Federation of
Clubs urges Congress to pass legislation establishing the above
existing areas as the Birds of Prey National Conservation Area.
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