Public Land Acquisition in a National Land-use Program ...: Rural lands

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Page 14 - That the President of the United States may from time to time set apart and reserve in any State or Territory having public land bearing forests, in any part of the public lands wholly or in part covered with timber or undergrowth, whether of commercial value or not, as public reservations; and the President shall by public proclamation declare the establishment of such reservations and the limits thereof.
Page 14 - No public forest reservation shall be established, except to improve and protect the forest within the reservation, or for the purpose of securing favorable conditions of water flows, and to furnish a continuous supply of timber for the use and necessities of citizens of the United States...
Page 17 - ... mitigating floods, preventing impairment of dams and reservoirs, conserving surface and subsurface moisture, protecting the watersheds of navigable streams, and protecting the public lands, health, safety, and welfare, but not to build industrial parks or establish private industrial or commercial enterprises.
Page 16 - Secretary is authorized and directed to develop a program of land conservation and land utilization^ including the retirement of lands which are submarginal or not primarily suitable for cultivation, in order thereby to correct maladjustments in land use, and thus assist in controlling soil erosion, reforestation, preserving natural resources, mitigating floods, preventing impairment of dams and reservoirs, conserving surface and subsurface moisture, protecting the watersheds of navigable streams,...
Page 16 - The Secretary is authorized and directed to develop a program of land conservation and land utilization, in order thereby to correct maladjustments in land use, and thus assist in controlling soil erosion...
Page 17 - Some 260,000 acres of land unsuited to farming were purchased as the first step in developing large range area that could be managed constructively for the use of local stockmen. The land purchased consisted primarily of these three types: Small, dry-land farms owned by families who wished to move to other areas; abandoned homesteads over which no satisfactory control could be exercised without Government purchase; and selected tracts located at strategic points throughout the whole project area...
Page 2 - Similarly, there had passed into private ownership large acreages of forest land and smaller areas suitable for power sites, parks, and recreational areas. In the light of present-day conditions, then, private ownership of most of our land resources is generally recognized as a basic tenet. However, public acquisition of some lands now in private hands is justified, not only for public buildings, wildlife refuges, recreational sites, and for purposes of conservation and restoration of forest resources,...
Page 9 - ... to the States for the benefit of the counties in which the lands producing the moneys are situated.
Page 16 - Stat. 525), but transferred to different status and which are no longer administered as title III lands, or to lands which have been and are administered in connection with the national forests. 2. The Secretary of Agriculture has authority under section 32 (c) of the Bankhead-Jones...