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Congressionally Designated Special Areas

Congress has designated several areas unique for their special characteristics and the opportunities they offer. In addition to congressionally designated Wilderness, they include these National Historic Landmarks (NHL), National Volcanic Monuments (NVM), National Historic Scenic Areas (NHS), National Recreation Areas (NRA), Scenic Recreation Areas (SRA), National Scenic Areas (NSA), National Preserves (NP), and National Monuments (NM). Contact the managing National Forest to learn more about these special areas.

State(s) National Forest Area Name Acres Establishment Date & Public Law
AlaskaTongassAdmiralty Island NM978,88112/2/80 PL 96-487
AlaskaTongassMisty Fiords NM2,293,42812/2/80 PL 96-487
CaliforniaShasta-Trinity Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity NRA176,36711/8/65 PL 89-336
CaliforniaSequoiaGiant Sequoia NM327,7694/15/2000 EO 7295
CaliforniaSan Bernardino Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains NM272,00010/24/2000 PL 106-351
CaliforniaInyoMono Basin NSA115,6009/28/84 PL 98-425
California Six Rivers Smith River NRA 305,169 11/16/90 PL 101-612
Colorado Arapaho, Roosevelt Arapaho NRA 30,690 10/11/78 PL 95-450
Georgia Chattahoochee Ed Jenkins NRA 23,166 12/11/91 PL 102-217*
Georgia Chattahoochee Coosa Bald NSA 7,100 12/11/91 PL 102-217
Idaho Sawtooth, Challis, Boise Sawtooth NRA 729,322 8/22/72 PL 92-400
Kentucky, Tennessee (Admin. Unit) Land Between the Lakes NRA 170,000 10/21/98 PL 105-277
Michigan Hiawatha Grand Island NRA 12,961 5/17/90 PL 101-292
Montana Lolo Rattlesnake NRA 59,119 10/19/80 PL 97-476
Nebraska Nebraska Pine Ridge NRA 6,600 10/20/86 PL 99-504
Nevada Toiyabe Spring Mountain NRA 316,000 8/4/93 PL 103-63
New Mexico Santa Fe Jemez NRA 57,000 10/12/93 PL 103-104
New Mexico Santa Fe Valles Caldera National Preserve 88,900 7/25/2000 PL 106-248
Oklahoma Ouachita Winding Stair Mountain NRA 25,890 10/18/88 PL 100-499
Oklahoma Ouachita Indian Nations NS & Wildlife Area 40,051 10/18/88 PL 100-499
Oklahoma Ouachita Beech Creek NS & Botanic Area 7,500 10/18/88 PL 100-499
Oregon Siuslaw Cascade Head NS(Res)A 6,630 12/22/74 16PL 93-535
Oregon Siuslaw Oregon Dunes NRA 27,212 3/23/72 PL 92-260
Oregon Deschutes Newberry NVM 54,822 11/5/90 PL 101-522
Oregon Willamette Opal Creek SRA 13,000 11/12/96 PL 104-333
Oregon, Idaho Wallowa, Nez Perce, Payette Hells Canyon NRA 536,648 12/31/75 PL 94-199
Oregon, Washington (Admin. Unit) Columbia River Gorge NSA 63,150 11/17/86 PL 99-663
Pennsylvania Allegheny Allegheny NRA 23,063 10/30/84 PL 98-585
Pennsylvania Grey Towers NHL Grey Towers NHL 102 5/23/63 DOI Proclamation
Utah, Wyoming Ashley Flaming Gorge NRA 189,825 10/1/68 PL 90-540
Vermont Green Mountain White Rocks NRA 36,400 6/19/84 PL 98-332
Virginia Jefferson Mt. Rogers NRA 114,520 5/31/66 PL 92-260
Virginia George Washington Mt. Pleasant NSA 7,580 8/26/94 PL 103-314
Washington Mt.Baker-Snoqualmie Mt. Baker NRA 8,473 7/3/84 PL 98-339
Washington Gifford Pinchot Mount St. Helens NVM 112,593 8/26/89 PL 97-243
Washington Mt.Baker-Snoqualmie, Okanogan North Cascades NSA 87,600 7/3/84 PL 98-339
West Virginia Monongahela Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks NRA 57,237 9/28/65 PL 89-207

* Originally designated as Springer Mtn NRA. Name changed to Ed Jenkins by PL 102-456 10/23/92.

 

Other Congressionally Designated Areas

(National Management Emphasis Areas)

State(s) National Forest(s) Area Name Acres Establishment Date & Public Law
Alaska Tongass Anan Creek LUD II 38,415 11/28/90 PL 101-626 Sec. 201
Berners Bay LUD II 46,000
Kadashan LUD II 33,641
Lisianski River/Upper Hoonah Sound LUD II 137,538
Mt. Calder/Mt. Holbrook LUD II 64,040
Naha LUD II 31,794
Nutkwa LUD II 28,118
Outside Islands LUD II 75,017
Point Adolphus/Mud Bay LUD II 113,326
Salmon Bay LUD II 10,000
Trap Bay LUD II 6,646
Yakutat Forelands LUD II 137,947
California Sierra, Sequoia Kings River Special Mgmt Area 48,668 11/3/87 16USC539g
Lake Tahoe Basin Mgmt Unit Lake Tahoe Basin Mgmt Unit 148,800 12/23/80 PL 96-586 Sec. 1,2,3
Colorado Gunnison Fossil Ridge Recreation Mgmt Area 43,900 8/13/93 16USC539i
Arapaho Bowen Gulch Protection Area 11,600 8/13/93 PL 103-77
San Juan Piedra Area 62,550 8/13/93 PL 103-77
Uncompahgre Roubideau Area 19,650 8/13/93 PL 103-77
Uncompahgre Taubeguache Area 9,193 8/13/93 PL 103-77
Missouri Mark Twain Greer Spring Special Mgmt Area 6,894 12/11/91 16USC539h
Montana Gallatin Le Metcalf Recreation & Wildlife Mgmt Area 38,000 10/31/83 PL 98-140 Sec. 2(c)
Oregon Umpqua, Winema, Willamette, Deschutes Oregon Cascade Recreation Area 156,900 6/26/84 16USC460oo
Utah Dixie Anotne Bench and Areas 2, 3, 4, & 5 Mineral Areas 1,600 9/28/84 PL 98-428 not codified
Washington Mt. Baker-Snoqualamie Alpine Lakes Mgmt Area 547,155 10/19/76 16USC1132 Sec. 306(a)

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