Well I see the new Pres. just signed the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. It grants a bunch of new designations and money for programs such as Wolf depredation. Combined in the package was the designation of 2 million more acres of Wilderness.
Wonder how that is going to affect goat packing in those areas? I have my suspicions it isn't going to be good.Title I of the bill designates two million acres of wilderness in nine states (California, Colorado, Idaho, Michigan, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia) for protection through addition to the National Wilderness Preservation System. Among these lands are:
37,000 acres (150 km2) in the Monongahela National Forest.
43,000 acres (174 km2) in the Jefferson National Forest.
31,000 acres (125 km2) in the Oregon Badlands.
23,000 acres (93 km2) in Oregon's Cascadeâ€"Siskiyou National Monument. (see Soda Mountain Wilderness)
13,700 acres (55 km2) in the Siskiyou National Forest. (see Copper Salmon Wilderness)
250,000 acres (1,012 km2) in and near Zion National Park.
15,000 acres (61 km2) in San Miguel County, New Mexico.
11,739 acres (48 km2) in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
517,000 acres (2,092 km2) in Idaho's Owyhee Canyonlands.
710,000 acres (2,873 km2) in California.