Establishment of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, 62303-62322 [2014-24849]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 201 / Friday, October 17, 2014 / Presidential Documents 62303 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9194 of October 10, 2014 Establishment of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Known as the crown to the Valley of Angels, the peaks of the San Gabriel Mountains frame the Los Angeles skyline. Over 15 million people live within 90 minutes of this island of green, which provides 70 percent of the open space for Angelenos and 30 percent of their drinking water. Millions recreate and rejuvenate in the San Gabriels each year, seeking out their cool streams and canyons during the hot summer months, their snowcapped mountains in the winter, and their trail system and historic sites throughout the year. The San Gabriels are some of the steepest and most rugged mountains in the United States. Situated adjacent to the mighty San Andreas Fault, the mountains are geologically active, migrating northwest at an average of 2 inches each year. Deep canyons, many with precious perennial streams, score the mountain peaks—north toward the arid Mojave Desert and south to the temperate San Gabriel Valley. The rich cultural history of these mountains echoes their striking geologic features and ecological diversity. Cultural resources represent successive layers of history, including that of Native Americans, Spanish missionaries and colonialists, Mexican rancheros, and Euro-American settlers and prospectors. Native American history runs deep, at least 8,000 years, exemplified by the Aliso-Arrastre Special Interest Area known for its heritage resource values, including several rock art and cupules features, the concentration of which is unique to southern California. Due to urban development and natural processes, this area also contains the best preserved example of a Gabrielino pictograph that characterizes the California Tradition of rock painting. Early European explorers’ use of the area consisted mainly of early explorers traveling through the area. Over time, land grants, Spanish missions, and townsites surrounded the mountains, relying heavily on them for water, building supplies, and game. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D4 By the 1840s, gold prospectors poured into the mountains. Large placer and lode mining operations were established in the San Gabriels, with mixed success. The historic mining town of Eldoradoville, located along the East Fork of the San Gabriel River, had at its peak in 1861 a population of over 500 miners, with general stores, saloons, and dance halls along with numerous mining camps of tents, wooden shacks, and stone cabins along the river. In the early 20th century, responding to the burgeoning interest of urban dwellers in backcountry hiking and weekend rambling, a number of trails, lodges, and camps—many of which were accessible only by horseback or on foot—were constructed throughout the mountains. Remnants of these historic resorts, which attracted local residents and Hollywood stars alike, can still be seen and are important aspects of the region’s social and cultural history. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Oct 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17OCD4.SGM 17OCD4 62304 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 201 / Friday, October 17, 2014 / Presidential Documents Enthusiasm for recreating in the mountains continues today. The San Gabriels offer hundreds of miles of hiking, motorized, and equestrian trails, including several National Recreational Trails and 87 miles of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. In the footprint of the resorts of the Great Hiking Era, many visitors partake of Forest Service campgrounds built on the foundations of early 20th-century lodges and resorts. In a region with limited open space, the mountains are the backyard for many highly urbanized and culturally diverse populations within Los Angeles, underscoring the need for strong partnerships between this urban forest and neighboring communities. The mountains have hosted world-class scientists, studying the terra firma at their feet as well as the distant galactic stars. Astronomer Edwin Hubble performed critical calculations from his work at the Mt. Wilson Observatory, including his discovery that some nebulae were actually galaxies outside our own Milky Way. Assisted by Milton Humason, he also discovered the presence of the astronomical phenomenon of redshift that proved the universe is expanding. Also on Mt. Wilson, Albert Michelson, America’s first Nobel Prize winner in a science field, conducted an experiment that provided the first modern and truly accurate measurement of the speed of light. Closer to earth, the San Dimas Experimental Forest, established in 1933 as a hydrologic laboratory, continues the study of some of our earliest and most comprehensively monitored research watersheds, providing crucial scientific insights. Although proximate to one of America’s most urban areas, the region has untrammeled wilderness lands of the highest quality, including four designated wilderness areas: San Gabriel, Sheep Mountain, Pleasant View Ridge, and Magic Mountain. These lands provide invaluable backcountry opportunities for the rapidly expanding nearby communities and also provide habitat for iconic species including the endangered California condor and least Bells’ vireo, and the Forest Service Sensitive Nelson’s bighorn sheep, bald eagle, and California spotted owl. Inventoried roadless areas and lands recommended for designation as Wilderness also provide important habitat, including a connectivity corridor important for wide ranging species, such as the mountain lion. The importance of the San Gabriels’ watershed values was recognized early. As early as the late 1800s, local communities petitioned to protect the mountains for their watershed values. As a result, President Benjamin Harrison established the San Gabriel Timberland Reserve in 1892, the precursor to the Angeles National Forest. Reflecting the needs of the nearby population centers, the San Gabriels host an array of flood control and water storage, delivery, and diversion infrastructure, including six large retention dams as well as numerous telecommunications and utility towers. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D4 The San Gabriels’ rivers not only provide drinking water but are also areas of high ecological significance supporting rare populations of native fish, including the threatened Santa Ana sucker. The San Gabriel River supports rare arroyo chub and Santa Ana speckled dace, a species found only in the Los Angeles Basin. Little Rock Creek tumbles down from the northern escarpment to the Mojave Desert below and supports important populations of the endangered mountain yellow-legged frog and arroyo toad, as well as the threatened California red-legged frog. On the slopes of Mt. San Antonio, San Antonio Creek rushes through an alpine canyon studded with stalwart bigcone Douglas fir, and the magnificent 75-foot San Antonio Falls draw thousands of visitors every year. In addition to rivers, the San Gabriels contain two scenic lakes, both formed by the area’s remarkable geologic forces. The alpine Crystal Lake, found high in the mountains, was formed from one of the largest landslides on record in southern California. Jackson Lake is a natural sag pond, a type of pond formed between the strands of an active fault line—in this case, the San Andreas. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Oct 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17OCD4.SGM 17OCD4 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 201 / Friday, October 17, 2014 / Presidential Documents 62305 Climatic contrasts in the San Gabriels range from the northern slope desert region, home to Joshua trees and pinyon pines, to high-elevation white fir and a notable stand of 1,000-year-old limber pines. Vegetation communities, including chaparral and oak woodland, represent a portion of the rare Mediterranean ecosystem found in only 3 percent of the world. Mediterranean climate zones have high numbers of species for their area. The San Gabriels also provide suitable habitat for 52 Forest Service Sensitive Plants and as many as 300 California-endemic species, including Pierson’s lupine and San Gabriel bedstraw, that occur only in the San Gabriel range. The mountains harbor several of California’s signature natural vegetation communities, including the drought-tolerant and fire-adapted chaparral shrubland, which is the dominant community and includes scrub oaks, chamise, manzanita, wild lilac, and western mountain-mahogany. Mixed conifer forest is an associated vegetation community comprising Jeffrey pine, sugar pine, white fir, and riparian woodlands including white alder, sycamore, and willow. These communities provide habitat for numerous native wildlife and insect species, including agriculturally important pollinators, the San Gabriel Mountains slender salamander, San Bernardino Mountain kingsnake, song sparrow, Peregrine falcon, mule deer, and Pallid bat. WHEREAS section 2 of the Act of June 8, 1906 (34 Stat. 225, 16 U.S.C. 431) (the ‘‘Antiquities Act’’), authorizes the President, in his discretion, to declare by public proclamation historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures, and other objects of historic or scientific interest situated upon the lands owned or controlled by the Government of the United States to be national monuments, and to reserve as a part thereof parcels of land, the limits of which in all cases shall be confined to the smallest area compatible with the proper care and management of the objects to be protected; and WHEREAS it is in the public interest to preserve and protect the objects of scientific and historic interest at the San Gabriel Mountains; NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by section 2 of the Antiquities Act, hereby proclaim the objects identified above that are situated upon lands and interests in lands owned or controlled by the Government of the United States to be the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument (monument) and, for the purpose of preserving those objects, reserve as a part thereof all lands and interests in lands owned or controlled by the Government of the United States within the boundaries described on the accompanying map entitled, ‘‘San Gabriel Mountains National Monument’’ and the accompanying legal description, which are attached to and form a part of this proclamation. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D4 These reserved Federal lands and interests in lands encompass approximately 346,177 acres, which is the smallest area compatible with the proper care and management of the objects to be protected. All Federal lands and interests in lands within the boundaries of the monument are hereby appropriated and withdrawn from all forms of entry, location, selection, sale, leasing, or other disposition under the public land or other Federal laws, including location, entry, and patent under the mining laws, and from disposition under all laws relating to mineral and geothermal leasing, other than by exchange that furthers the protective purposes of the monument, or disposition of materials under the Materials Act of 1947 in a manner that is consistent with the proper care and management of the objects protected by this proclamation. The establishment of this monument is subject to valid existing rights. Lands and interests in lands within the monument’s boundaries not owned or controlled by the United States shall be reserved as part of the monument upon acquisition of ownership or control by the United States. To the extent allowed by applicable law, the Secretaries of Agriculture and the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Oct 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17OCD4.SGM 17OCD4 62306 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 201 / Friday, October 17, 2014 / Presidential Documents Interior shall manage valid Federal mineral rights existing within the monument as of the date of this proclamation in a manner consistent with the proper care and management of the objects protected by this proclamation. Nothing in this proclamation shall be construed to alter the valid existing water rights of any party, including the United States. Nothing in this proclamation shall be construed to interfere with the operation or maintenance, nor with the replacement or modification within the existing authorization boundary, of existing water resource, flood control, utility, pipeline, or telecommunications facilities that are located within the monument, subject to the Secretary of Agriculture’s special uses authorities and other applicable laws. Existing water resource, flood control, utility, pipeline, or telecommunications facilities located within the monument may be expanded, and new facilities may be constructed within the monument, to the extent consistent with the proper care and management of the objects protected by this proclamation, subject to the Secretary of Agriculture’s special uses authorities and other applicable law. The Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) shall manage the monument through the Forest Service, pursuant to applicable legal authorities, consistent with the purposes and provisions of this proclamation. The Secretary shall prepare, within 3 years of the date of this proclamation and in consultation with the Secretary of the Interior, a management plan for the monument and shall promulgate such regulations for its management as deemed appropriate. The Secretary shall provide for maximum public involvement in the development of that plan, including, but not limited to, consultation with tribal, State, and local government, as well as community environmental conservation, health, and justice organizations. The plan shall provide for protection and interpretation of the scientific and historic objects identified above and for continued public access to those objects, consistent with their protection. To the maximum extent permitted by other applicable law and consistent with the purposes of the monument, the plan shall protect and preserve Indian sacred sites, as defined in section 1(b) of Executive Order 13007 of May 24, 1996, and access by Indian tribal members for traditional cultural, spiritual, and tree and forest product-, food-, and medicine-gathering purposes. Nothing in this proclamation shall be construed to enlarge or diminish the rights of any Indian tribe as defined in section 1(b) of Executive Order 13007. The Secretary shall prepare a transportation plan that specifies and implements such actions necessary to protect the objects identified in this proclamation, including road closures and travel restrictions. For the purpose of protecting the objects identified above, except for emergency or authorized administrative purposes, the Secretary shall limit all motor vehicle use to designated roads, trails, and, in the Secretary’s discretion, those authorized off-highway vehicular use areas existing as of the date of this proclamation. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D4 The Secretary shall, in developing any management plans and any management rules and regulations governing the monument, consult with the Secretary of the Interior. The final decision to issue any management plans and any management rules and regulations rests with the Secretary of Agriculture. Management plans or rules and regulations developed by the Secretary of the Interior governing uses within national parks or other national monuments administered by the Secretary of the Interior shall not apply within the monument. Nothing in this proclamation shall be construed to enlarge or diminish the jurisdiction of the State of California with respect to fish and wildlife management. Laws, regulations, and policies followed by the United States Forest Service in issuing and administering grazing permits or leases on all lands under its jurisdiction shall continue to apply with regard to the lands in the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Oct 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17OCD4.SGM 17OCD4 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 201 / Friday, October 17, 2014 / Presidential Documents 62307 monument in a manner consistent with the proper care and management of the objects protected by this proclamation. Nothing in this proclamation shall be construed to alter the authority or responsibility of any party with respect to emergency response activities within the monument, including wildland fire response. The Secretary may carry out vegetative management treatments within the monument, except that timber harvest and prescribed fire may only be used when the Secretary determines it appropriate to address the risk of wildfire, insect infestation, or disease that would endanger the objects identified above or imperil public safety. Recognizing the proximity of the monument to Class B airspace and that a military training route is over the monument, nothing in this proclamation shall be deemed to restrict general aviation, commercial, or military aircraft operations, nor the designation of new units of special use airspace or the establishment of military flight training routes, over the monument. Nothing in this proclamation shall be deemed to revoke any existing withdrawal, reservation, or appropriation; however, the monument shall be the dominant reservation. Warning is hereby given to all unauthorized persons not to appropriate, injure, destroy, or remove any feature of the monument and not to locate or settle upon any of the lands thereof. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Oct 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17OCD4.SGM 17OCD4 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D4 Billing code 3295–F5–P 62308 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 201 / Friday, October 17, 2014 / Presidential Documents SAN GABRIEL MOUNTAINS NATIONAL MONUMENT ANGELES & SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FORESTS PACIFIC SOUTHWEST REGION Boundary Description The San Gabriel Mountains National Monument is located in the California Region of the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, on the Angeles and San Bernardino National Forests, situated in Township 5 North, Range 1I West, Township 4 North, Ranges 8 -14 West, Township 3 North, Ranges 7 ~· 12 West, Township 2 North, Ranges 7 - 12 West, and Township l North, Ranges 8 - l 0 West, San Bernardino Base Line and Meridian, in the County of Los Angeles and San Bernardino, State of California. The San Gabriel Mountains National Monument is more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point located within the Angeles National Forest boundary, said point being the Section Comer of Sections 11, 12, 13 and 14, T.3N., R.8W., as· shown on the Mount San Antonio quadrangle; thence northerly along the section line between Sections II and 12, T.3N., R.8W., to the Section Comer of Sections I, 2, 11 and 12. thence northerly along the section line between sections 1 and 2, T.3N., R.8W., to the southerly Township line ofT.3N., R.8W., and TAN., R.8W. thence westerly along said Township Line, to the Section comer of Sections 35 and 36, T.4N., R.8W. thence northerly between Sections 35 and 36, T.4N., R.8W., to the Section Comer of Sections 25, 26,35 and 36. thence northerly between Sections 25 and 26, T.4N., R.8W., to the Section Comer of Sections 23, 24, 25 and 26. thence northerly between Sections 23 and 24, T.4N., R.8W., to the Section Comer of Sections 13, 14, 23 and 24. thence westerly between Sections 14 and 23, T.4N., R.8W., to the Section Corner of Sections 14, 15,22 and 23. thence westerly between Sections IS and 22, TAN., R.8W., to the Section Comer of Sections 15, 16,21 and 22. 1 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Oct 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17OCD4.SGM 17OCD4 ED17OC14.022</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D4 October 2014 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 201 / Friday, October 17, 2014 / Presidential Documents 62309 thence westerly between Sections 16 and 21, T.4N., R.8W., to the Section Corner of Sections 16, 17,20 and 21. thence westerly between Sections 17 and 20, T.4N., R.8W., to the Section Comer of Sections 17, 18, 19 and 20. thence westerly between Sections 18 and 19, T.4N., R.8W., to the Section Comer of Sections 18 and 19 on the Range Line ofT.4N., R.8W., and T.4N., R.9W. thence southerly on the Range Line between Sections 13 and 18, T.4N., R.8W., and T.4N., R.9W., to the Section Comer of Sections 13 and 24. thence westerly between Sections 13 and 24, T.4N., R.9W., to the Section Comer of Sections 13, 14, 23 and 24. thence westerly between Sections 14 and 23, TAN., R.9W., to the Section Comer of Sections 14, 15, 22 and 23. thence westerly between Sections IS and 22, T.4N., R.9W., to the Section Comer of Sections 15, 16,21 and 22. thence westerly between Sections 16 and 21, T.4N., R.9W., to the Section Comer of Sections 16, 17,20 and 21. thence westerly between Sections 17 and 20, T.4N., R.9W., to the Section Corner of Sections 17, 18, 19 and 20. thence westerly between Sections 18 and 19, T.4N., R.9W., to the Section Corner of Sections 18 and 19 on the Range Line ofT.4N., R.9W., and T.4N., R.10W. thence northerly on the Range Line between Sections 18 and 24, T.4N., R.9W., and TAN., R.l OW., to the Section Corner of Sections 13 and 24. thence westerly between Sections 13 and 24, T.4N., R.lOW., to the Section Corner of Sections 13, 14, 23 and 24. thence westerly between Sections 14 and 23, TAN., R.lOW., to the Section Comer of Sections 14, 15, 22 and 23. thence westerly between Sections 15 and 22, T.4N ., R.1 OW., to the Section Corner of Sections 15 and 22. thence northerly between Sections 15 and 16, T.4N., R.IOW., to theE 1/4 Section Corner ofSection 16 only. · 2 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Oct 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17OCD4.SGM 17OCD4 ED17OC14.023</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D4 October 2014 62310 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 201 / Friday, October 17, 2014 / Presidential Documents thence westerly along the east-west centerline of said Section 16 to the 1/4 Section Comer of Sections 16 and 17, T.4N., R.lOW. thence northerly between Sections 16 and 17, TAN., R.lOW., to the Section Comer of Sections 8, 9, 16 and 17. thence westerly between Sections 8 and 17, TAN., R.IOW., to the Section Comer of Sections 7, 8, 17, and 18. thence westerly between Sections 7 and 18, TAN., R.l OW., to the Section Comer of Sections 7 and 18 on the Range Line ofT.4N., R.lOW., and TAN., R.llW. thence northerly on the Range Line between Sections 7 and 12, T.4N., R.lOW., and TAN., R.ll W., to the Section Comer of Sections 1 and 12. thence northerly on the Range Line between Sections 1 and 6, to the Township Line, T.4N., R.IOW., and T.4N., R.llW., Section Comer of Sections 1 and 6. thence westerly between Sections 1 and 36, on the Township Line, TAN., R.llW., and T.SN., R.11W., to the Section Comer of Sections 35 and 36 on the Township Line of T.4N., R.llW., and T.SN., R.llW. thence northerly between Sections 35 and 36, T.SN., R.ll W., to the Section Comer of Sections 25, 26, 35 and 36. thence northerly between Sections 25 and 26, T.SN., R.ll W., to the Section Comer of Sections 25 and 26. thence westerly on the north boundary of Section 26, T.SN ., R.ll W., to the Section Comer of Sections 26, and 27. thence westerly on the north boundary of Section 27, T.SN ., R.ll W., to the Section Comer of Sections 27, and 28. thence westerly on the north boundary of Section 28, T.SN., R.ll W., to the Section Comer of Sections 28, and 29. thence westerly on the north boundary of Section 29, T.SN., R.llW., to the Section Comer of Sections 29, and 30. thence westerly on the north boundary of Section 30, T.SN., R.ll W., ofSection30, on the Range Line, T.SN., R.llW., and T.SN., R.l2W. to the NW Corner thence:southerly on the Range Line, west boundary of Section 30, T.SN., R.ll W., and T.SN., R.12W., to the Section Comer of Sections 30, and 31. 3 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Oct 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17OCD4.SGM 17OCD4 ED17OC14.024</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D4 October 2014 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 201 / Friday, October 17, 2014 / Presidential Documents 62311 thence southerly on the Range Line, west boundary of Section 31, T.5N., R.llW., and T.5N., R.l2W.to the Township Line, Section Comer of Sections 6, and 31. · thence southerly on the Range Line west boundary of Section 6, T.4N., R.ll W., and T.SN., R.12W., to the NE corner of Section l Line on the Township Line T.4N., R.l2W. thence westerly on the north boundary of Section 1, T.4N., R.12W., to the Section Comer ofSections 1, and 2. thence westerly on the north boundary of Section 2, T.4N., R.12W., to the Section Comer of Sections 2, and 3. thence westerly on the north boundary of Section 3, T.4N., R.12W., to the Section Comer of Sections 3, and 4. thence westerly on the north boundary of Section 4, T.4N ., R.l2W., to the Section Comer of Sections 4, and S. thence southerly between Sections 4 and S, T.4N., R.l2W., to the Section Corner of Sections 4, 5, 8, and 9. thence westerly between Sections 5 and 8, T.4N., R.12W., to the Section Comer of Sections 5, 6, 7, and 8. thence westerly between Sections 6 and 7, T.4N., R.12W., to the Range Line T.4N., R.l2W., and T.4N., R.l3W., Section Comer of Sections 6, and 7. thence southerly on the Range Line, west boundary of Section 7, T.4N., R.l2W., to the Section Corner of Sections 7, and 18. thence southerly on the Range Line, west boundary of Section 18, T.4N., R.l2W., to the Section Comer of Sections 13, and 24, T.4N., R.13W. thence westerly between Sections 13 and 24, T.4N., R.13W., to the Section Comer of Sections 13, 14, 23, and 24. thence westerly between Sections 14 and 23, T.4N., R.13W., to the Section Comer of Sections 14, 15, 22, and 23. thence westerly between Sections 15 and 22, T.4N., R.13W., to the Section Comer of Sections 15, 16, 21, and 22. thence westerly between Sections 16 and 21, T.4N., R.13W., to the Section Corner of Sections 16, 17, 20, and 21. 4 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Oct 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17OCD4.SGM 17OCD4 ED17OC14.025</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D4 October 2014 62312 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 201 / Friday, October 17, 2014 / Presidential Documents thence northerly between Sections 16 and 17, T.4N., R.l3W., to the Section Comer of Sections 8, 9, 16, and 17. thence westerly between Sections 8 and 17, T.4N., R.13W., to the Section Comer of Sections 7,. 8, 17, and 18. thence westerly between Sections 7 and 18, T.4N., R.13W., to the Range Line, Section Comer of Sections 7, 12, 13, and 18, T.4N., R.l3W., and T.4N., R.l4W. thence westerly between Sections 12 and 13, T.4N., R.l4W., to the Section Comer of Sections 11, 12, 13, and 14. thence northerly between Sections 11 and 12, T.4N., R.13W., to the S 1/16 of Sections 11 and 12. thence westerly along the east-west 1/161h south centerline of said Section 11 to the S 1116 of Sections 10 and 11, T.4N., R.13W. thence southerly between Sections 10 and 11, T .4N ., R.l4W., to the Section Comer of Sections 10, 11, 14,and 15. thence southwesterly between Sections 10 and 15, T.4N., R.14W., to the 1/4 Section Comer of Sections 10, and 15. thence westerly between Sections 10 and 15, T.4N., R.14W., to the Section Comer of Sections 9, 10, 15, and 16. thence southerly between Sections 15 and 16, T.4N., R.l4W., to 1/4 Section Comer of Sections 15, and 16. thence westerly along the east-west centerline of said Section 16, T.4N., R.l4W., to the 114 Section Comer of Sections 16 and 17; thence westerly along the east-west centerline of said Section 17, TAN., R.14 W., to the 1/4 Section Comer of Sections 17 and 18; thence southerly between Sections 17 and 18, T.4N., R.14W., to the Section Comer of Sections 17, 18, 19, and 20. thence westerly between Sections 18 and 19, T.4N., R.l4W., to the Range Line, Section CornerofSections 18, and 19. thence southerly on the Range Line, west boundary of Section 19, T.4N., R.l4W., to the Section Corner of Sections 19 and 30. 5 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Oct 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17OCD4.SGM 17OCD4 ED17OC14.026</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D4 October 2014 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 201 / Friday, October 17, 2014 / Presidential Documents 62313 thence southerly on the Range Line, west boundary of Section 30, T.4N., R.14W., to the Section Corner of Sections 30 and 31. thence southerly on the Range Line, west boundary ofSection 31, T.4N., R.14W., to the Township Line, Section Comer of Sections 6 and 31, T.4N., R.l4W., and T.3N., R.14W. thence generally southerly approximately 0.50 miles to a point 200 feet northerly of Sand Canyon Road, located near the 114 Comer of Section 6 only, T.3N.,R.l4W. thence generally southeasterly approximately 1.0 miles, parallel, northeasterly 200 feet of Sand Canyon Road, located near the CN 1/16 Corner of Section 7, T.3N.,R.14W. thence generally southwesterly approximately 0.30 miles, parallel, northeasterly 200 feet of Sand Canyon Road to the intersection of Santa Clara Divide Road, parallel, 200ft. northerly of Santa Clara Road. thence generally northeasterly to easterly approximately 1.0 mile, parallel, northwesterly 200 feet of said Santa Clara Divide Road to a point 200 feet easterly of the centerline of Santa Clara Divide Road, located near the C 1/4 Comer of Section 8, T.3N.,R.l4W. thence generally northeasterly to easterly, approximately 3.2 miles to a point, parallel, 200feet northerly of the centerline ofSanta Clara Divide Road near Magic Mountain, located near the CW 1/16 Corner of Section 35, T.4N.,R.14W. thence generally northeasterly, approximately 2.5 miles to a point, parallel, 200 feet northwesterly of U.S. Forest System Road 3Nl7, said point being 100 feet south of the centerline of Pacific Crest Trail, located near the W 1116 Cornet of Sections 30 and 31, T.4N.,R.l3W. thence continue generally easterly, approximately 2.0 miles para11el, 100ft. south of the centerline ofthe Pacific Crest Trail through Sections 30 and 29, T.4N.,R.13W., located near the Section Corner of Sections 28, 29,32 and 33, T.4N.,R.13W. thence continue generally southeasterly, approximately 1.5 miles parallel, 100 ft. south of the centerline of the Pacific Crest Trail through Sections 33, T.4N.,R.l3W., located near the Section Corner of Sections 33 and 34, T.4N.,R.13W. thence continue generally easterly, approximately 6.5 miles parallel, 100ft. south of the centerline of the Pacific Crest Trail through several Sections on both sides of the Township Line, T.4N.,R.l3W., T.3N.,R.l3W., T.4N.,R.12W., T.3N.,R.12W., located near the Section Corner of Sections 3 and 34, T.3N.,R.12W., T.4N.,R.12W. thence continue generally northeasterly, approximately 2.5 miles parallel, 100ft. south of the centerline of the Pacific Crest Trail through Sections 34, 35 and 26, T.4N.,R.12W., located near the 1/4 Section Corner of Sections 25 and 26, T.4N.,R.l2W. 6 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Oct 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17OCD4.SGM 17OCD4 ED17OC14.027</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D4 October 2014 62314 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 201 / Friday, October 17, 2014 / Presidential Documents thence continue generally easterly to southeasterly, approximately 1.3 miles parallel, I 00 ft. south of the centerline of the Pacific Crest Trail through Sections 25 and 36, T.4N.,R.l2W., located near the 114 Section Corner of Section 36, T.4N.,R.l2W. thence westerly roughly 1300 feet to a point 200 feet easterly of the centerline of U.S. Forest System Road 3N19, also known as ''Angeles Forest Highway"; thence generally southwesterly, parallel to and 200 feet southeasterly of said Road 3N19 approximately 0.75 miles to a point 200 feet southeasterly of the centerline ofU.S. Forest System Road 3NI9, located near the 114 Corner of Section 35 and 36, T.4N.,R.12W. thence generally southerly to southwesterly, parallel to and 200 feet southeasterly of said Road 3N19 approximately 3.75 miles to a point 200 feet easterly ofthe centerline of U.S. Forest System Road 3N19, located near the CN 1/16 Corner of Section 23, T.3N.,R.12W. thence generally southwesterly, parallel to and 200 feet southeasterly of said Road 3N 19 approximately 2.75 miles to a point 200 feet easterly ofthe centerline of U.S. Forest System Road 3N19,located near the CN 1/16 Corner of Section 33, T.3N.,R.I2W. thence generally westerly, parallel to and 200 feet southeasterly of said Road 3N 19 approximately 0.50 miles to a point 200 feet easterly of the centerline ofU.S. Forest System Road 3N19,located near theN 1/16 Corner of Sections 32 and 33, T.3N.,R.12W. thence generally southwesterly, parallel to and 200 feet southeasterly of said Road 3Nl9 approximately 0.15 miles to a point 200 feet easterly ofthe centerline ofU.S. Forest System Road 3Nl9, located near the C-S-NE 1/16 Corner of Section 32, T.3N.,R.l2W. the~e generally southeasterly, parallel to and 200 feet southeasterly of said Roa!i 3N19 approxilnately 0.75 miles to a point 200 feet easterly ofthe centerline of U.S. Forest System Road 3Nl9, located near the SW 1/16 Comer of Section 33, T.3N.,R.l2W. thence generally southwesterly, parallel to and 200 feet southeasterly of said Road 3N19 approximately 0.25 miles to a point 200 feet easterly of the centerline ofU.S. Forest System Road 3N19,located near the S-S 1/64 Corner of Sections 32 and 33, T.3N.,RJ2W. th~ generally northwesterly, parallel to and 200 feet southeasterly of said Road 3N19 ~pptoximately 0.35 miles to a point 200 feet easterly of the centerline ofU.S. Forest ,'$Yitem Road 3Nl9,located near theSE 1116 Corner of Section 32, T.3N.,R.l2W. ~~generally southwesterly, parallel to and 200 feet southeasterly of said Road 3N19 :~~t()Xitn.ately 2.0 miles to a point 200 feet easterly ofthe centerline ofU.S. Forest 'Syst~mRoad 3N19, located near the C 1/4 Corner of Section 16, T.2N.,R.12W. 7 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Oct 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17OCD4.SGM 17OCD4 ED17OC14.028</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D4 October 2014 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 201 / Friday, October 17, 2014 / Presidential Documents 62315 thence generally southeasterly, parallel to and 200 feet southeasterly of said Road 3N 19 approximately 1.75 miles to a point 200 feet easterly of the centerline of U.S. Forest System Road 3N19, located at the junction of Angeles Crest Hwy2. thence generally southeasterly, parallel to and 200 feet southeasterly of said Hwy 2 approximately 2.0 miles to a point 200 feet easterly of the centerline of Angeles Crest Hwy 2,located near theN 1/16 Comer ofSections 14 and 15, T.2N.,R.l2W. thence generally northwesterly, parallel to and 200 feet southeasterly of said Hwy 2 approximately 0.50 miles to a point 200 feet easterly of the centerline of Angeles Crest Hwy 2, located near the S 1116 Comer of Sections 10 and 11, T.2N.,R.12W. thence generally southeasterly, parallel to and 200 feet southeasterly of said Hwy 2 approximately 1.0 miles to a point 200 feet easterly of the centerline of Angeles Crest Hwy 2, located near the C-E 1/16 Comer of Section 14, T.2N.,R.l2W, also near Red Box Station. thence southeasterly to theW 1/16 Section Comer of Sections 24 and 25, T.2N., R.l2W. thence easterly to the Range Line, T.2N., R.l2W., and T.2N., R.ll W., Section Comer of Sections 24 and 25, T.2N., R.I2W. thence southerly along the Range Line to theN 1/16 Section Comer of Section 30, T.2N ., R.llW. thence easterly along the east-west center-north 1/161h line of Section 30, T.2N., R.ll W., to the NE 1/J 6 Section Comer of said Section 30. thence southerly along the north-south east 1/161h line of Section 30, T.2N., R.ll W., to the E 1/16 Section Comer of Sections 30 and 31. thence easterly between Sections 30 and 31 to Section Comer of Sections 29, 30, 31, and 32, T.2N., R.ll W. thence southerly between Sections 31 and 32 toN 1/16 Section Comer of Sections 31, and 32, T.2N .• R.ll W. thence easterly along the east-west, center-north 1/161h line of Section 32, T.2N., R.ll W., to theN 1/16 Section Comer of Sections 32 and 33. thence easterly along the east-west, center-north l/l61h line of Section 33, T.2N., R.ll W., .to theN 1116 Section Comer of Sections 33 and 34. thence easterly along the east-west, center-north 11161h line of Section 34, T.2N., R.ll W., to the N 1/16 Section Comer of Sections 34 and 35. 8 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Oct 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17OCD4.SGM 17OCD4 ED17OC14.029</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D4 October 2014 62316 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 201 / Friday, October 17, 2014 / Presidential Documents thence easterly along the east-west, center-north 1/I6th line of Section 35, T.2N., R.ll W., to theN 1/16 Section Corner of Sections 35 and 36. thence easterly along the east-west center-north l/161h line of Section 36, T.2N., R.ll W., to theN 1/16 Section Corner of Sections 31 and 36, on the Range Line. T.2N., R.ll W., and T.2N., R.IOW. thence easterly along the east-west, center-north 1/161h line of Section 31, T.2N., R.l OW., to theN 1/16 Section Corner of Sections 31 and 32. thence southeasterly to the NW 1/16 Section Comer of Section 5, T.IN., R.lOW. thence southwesterly to the 1/4 Section Corner of Sections 5 and 6, T.l N ., R.1 OW. thence southeasterly to theW 1/16 Section Corner of Sections 5 and 8, T.lN., R.lOW. thence southeasterly to the C 1/4 Section Corner of Section 8, T.1N., R.lOW. thence southeasterly to the 1/4 Section Corner of Sections 17 and 20, T.IN., R.lOW. thence easterly between Sections 17 and 20, to the Section Comer ofSections 16, 17,20 and 21, T.lN., R.IOW. thence~terly between Sections 16 and 21, to the Section ComerofSections 15, 16,21 and22, T.IN., R.lOW. thence easterly between Sections 15 and 22, to the Section Comer of Sections 14, 15,22 and 23, T.lN., R.lOW. th(mce easterly between Sections 14 and 23, to the Section Corner ofSections 13, 14,23 aftd.24, T.lN.,R.lOW. thence easterly between Sections 13 and 24, to theW l/16 Section Comer of Sections 13, and 24, T.lN., R.IOW. thence southerly along the north-south center west 11161h line of Section 24, to the CW 1116 Section Corner of said Section 24, T.1 N., R.l OW. thenee westerly along the east-west center line of Section 24, to the 1/4 Section Corner of Sections 23 and 24, T.lN., R.lOW. thence southerly between Sections 23 and 24, to the S 1/16 Section Comer of Sections 23 and24, T.lN., R.lOW. tbence easterly along the east-west center south 1/16th line of Section 24, to the CS 1/16 Section Corner of said Section 24, T.1N., R.l OW. 9 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Oct 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17OCD4.SGM 17OCD4 ED17OC14.030</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D4 October 2014 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 201 / Friday, October 17, 2014 / Presidential Documents 62317 thence northerly along the north-south center line of Section 24, to the 1/4 Section Comer of said Sections 13 and 24, T.IN., R.IOW. thence easterly to the Range Line, Section Comer of Sections 13, 18, 19 and 24, T.lN., R.IOW.,and T.lN., R.9W. thence easterly between Sections 18 and 19, to the Section Comer of Sections 17, 18, 19 and 20, T.lN., R.9W. thence easterly between Sections 17 and 20, to the Section Corner of Sections 16, 17, 20 and 21, T.IN., R.9W. thence easterly between Sections 16 and 21, to the Section Corner of Sections 15, 16, 21 and 22, T.IN., R.9W. thence southeasterly to the CN 1116 Section Comer of Section 22, T.1N., R.9W. thence southerly along the north-south center line of Section 22, to the 114 Section Comer of Sections 22 and 27, T.lN., R.9W. thence southerly along the north-south center line of Section 27, to the C l/4 Section · ComerofSection27, T.lN., R.9W. thence easterly along the east-west center line of Section 27, to the CE 1/16 Section Comerofsaid Section 27, T.lN., R.9W. thence northerly along the north-south center east 1/161h line of Section 27, to the E 1I I 6 Section Comer of said Sections.22 and 27, T.IN., R.9W. thence easterly between Sections 22 and 27, to the Section Corner of Sections 22, 23,26 and 27, T.lN., R.9W. thence easterly between Sections 23 and 26, to the 1/4 Section Comer of Sections 23 and 26, T.lN., R.9W. thence southerly along the north-south center line of Section 26, to the CN 1/16 Section Co:merofSections 26, T.lN., R.9W. thence easterly along the east-westcenter north 1116th line of Section 26, to the NE 1/16 Section Comer of said Section 26, T.IN., R.9W. thence southeasterly to the 1/4 Section Comer of Sections 25 and 26, T.lN., R.9W. ~~e easterly along the east-west center line of Section 25, to the CW 1/16 Section Cf:>rner of said Section 25, T.lN., R.9W. 10 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Oct 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17OCD4.SGM 17OCD4 ED17OC14.031</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D4 October 2014 62318 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 201 / Friday, October 17, 2014 / Presidential Documents thence northerly along the north-south center west l/l6 1h line of Section 25, to theW 1116 Section Comer of said Sections 24 and 25, T.lN., R.9W. thence easterly to the Range Line, Section Comer of Sections 19, 24, 25 and 30, T.lN., R.9W., and T.lN., R.8W. thence easterJy between Sections 19 and 30, to the Section Corner of Sections 19, 20, 29 and 30, T.IN., R.8W. thence northerly between Sections 19 and 20, to the Section Corner of Sections 17, 18, 19 and 20, T. IN., R.8W. thence easterly between Sections 17 and 20, to the Section Comer of Sections 16, 17, 20 and 21, T.IN., R.8W. thence easterly between Sections 16 and 21, to the Section Corner of Sections 15, 16, 21 and22, T.lN., R.8W. thence easterly between Sections 15 and 22, to the Section Corner of Sections 14, 15,22 and 23, T.lN., R.8W. thence easterly between Sections 14 and 23, to the Section Corner of Sections 13, 14,23 and24, T.lN., R.8W. thence northerly betwee.n Sections 13 and 14, to the Section Comer of Sections 11, 12, 13 and 14, T.IN., R.8W. . thence northerly between Sections 11 and 12, to the Section Comer of Sections 1, 2, 11 and 12, T.IN., R.8W. thence northerly between Sections land 2, to the Township Line, T.lN., R.8W., and T.2N., R.8W., Section Corner of Sections 1, 2, 35 and 36. thence northerly between Sections 35 and 36, to the Section Comer of Sections 25, 26, 35 and 36, T.2N., R.8W. thence northerly between Sections 25 and 26, to the Section Comer of Sections 23, 24,25 and 26, T.2N., R.8W. thence easterly between Sections 24 and 25, to theE 1/16 Section Comer of Sections 24 and25, T.2N., R.8W. thence northeasterly and northwesterly along the contour line of 5200 ft. approximately 0.40 mile to a point. 11 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Oct 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17OCD4.SGM 17OCD4 ED17OC14.032</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D4 October 2014 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 201 / Friday, October 17, 2014 / Presidential Documents 62319 thence northeasterly approximately 0.30 mile to a point, said point located near the 14 Section Corner of Sections 19 and 24 on the Range line T.2N., R.8W., and T.2N., R.7W. thence easterly approximately 0.50 mile to a point, point located near the C 114 Section CornerofSection 19, T.2N., R.7W. thence northeasterly approximately 0.60 mile to a point, point located near the Section Corner of Sections 17, 18, 19 and 20, T.2N., R.7W. · thence northeasterly approximately 1.2 miles to a point, point located near the EW 1164 Section Corner of Sections 8 and 17, T.2N., R.7W. thence northeasterly approximately 0.50 mile to a point, point located near the C 1/4 Section Corner of Section 8, T.2N., R.7W. thence northwesterly approximately 0.50 mile to a point at 8200 ft. elevation near Gold Ridge Mine, point located near the CNNW 1/16 Section Corner of Section 8, T.2N., R.7W. thence northerly 330ft. along the 8200 ft. elevation contour to theW l/16 Section Corner of Sections 5 and 8, T.2N., R.7W., boundary in common with the Angeles and San Bernardino National Forest. thence easterly between Sections 5 and 8, to the Section Corner of Sections 4, 5, 8 and 9, T.2N., R.7W., boundary in common with the Angeles and San Bernardino National Forest. thence northerly between Sections 4 and 5 to point on Devils Backbone., boundary in common with the Angeles and San Bernardino National Forest. thence easterly along Devils Backbone, approximately 0.75 mile to a point, point located near WE 1/64 Section Corner of Sections 4 and 9, T.2N., R.7W., boundary in common with the Angeles and San Bernardino National Forest. thence southeasterly approximately 0.40 mile to a point near BM 7802 ft. near Mt. Baldy Notch., boundary in common with the Angeles and San Bernardino National Forest. thence easterly approximately 660 ft. to the CW 1/16 Section Corner of Section 10, T.2N., R.7W., boundary in common with the Angeles and San Bernardino National Forest. thence enter the San Bernardino National Forest easterly along the east-west center line of Section 10 (Cucamonga Wilderness Boundary), to the 1/4 Section Corner of Sections lOand I l, T.2N., R.7W., 12 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Oct 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17OCD4.SGM 17OCD4 ED17OC14.033</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D4 October 2014 62320 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 201 / Friday, October 17, 2014 / Presidential Documents thence northerly between Sections 10 and 11, along Cucamonga Wilderness Boundary, to the Section Corner of Sections 2, 3, 10 and 11, T.2N., R.7W. thence southwesterly approximately 350 ft. to center of Coldwater Creek. thence northwesterly approximately 400ft. to a point 100 feet southerly of the centerline of Baldy Road (dirt road). thence generally northeasterly, parallel to and 100 feet southeasterly of said Baldy Road approximately 0.60 mile to a point, located near the CE 1/16 Comer of Section 3, T.2N.,R.7W. thence generally northwesterly, parallel to and 100 feet southeasterly of said Baldy Road approximately 0. 70 mile to a point at the intersection of Baldy Road and unnamed road I 00 feet southwesterly of centerline, located near the 1/4 Comer of Section 3, T.2N.,R.7W., near Stockton Flat. thence generally southwesterly, parallel to and 100 feet southeasterly of said unnamed Road approximately 0.55 mile to a point, located near theN 1116 Corner of Sections 3 and 4, T.2N.,R.7W. thence southwesterly approximately 0.40 mile in a drainage to a point, locate near the C 1/4 Section Comer of Section 4. thence northeasterly approximately 0.75 mile, to the southeast comer of the Sheep Mountain Wilderness Boundary, located near the S 1/16 Section Comer of Sections 33 and 34, T.2N.,R.7W., thence northerly between Sections 33 and 34 approximately 0.60 mile to the top of a ridge, along said Sheep Mountain Wilderness Boundary. thence northwesterly along the ridge approximately 0.50 mile to a knob, along said Sheep Mountain Wilderness Boundary. thence northerly to a branch of the North Fork Drainage approximately 0.60 mile, located near the C l/4 Section Comer of Section 28, T.3N.,R.7W., along said Sheep Mountain Wilderness Boundary. thence northwesterly along a gradual ridge line approximately 0.60 mile to a knob at 7898 ft. elevation {benchmark), located near the CSSW 1116 Section Comer of Section 20, T.3N.,R.7W., along said Sheep Mountain Wilderness Boundary. thence northwesterly approximately 0.40 mile, parallel, 100ft. north of the center of the Pacific Crest Trail at approximate elevation 8176 ft. (benchmark). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Oct 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17OCD4.SGM 17OCD4 ED17OC14.034</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D4 October 2014 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 201 / Friday, October 17, 2014 / Presidential Documents 62321 thence generally northwesterly, approximately 2.5 miles, parallel, 100ft. north of centerline of the Pacific Crest Trail through Sections 18, 19 and 20, T.3N.,R.7W., to the Range Line of Sections, in between Sections 13 and 18. thence continue generally northwesterly, approximately 1.3 miles parallel, 100ft. north of the centerline of the Pacific Crest Trail through Section 13, T.3N.,R.8W., to the Section line of 13 and 14, T.3N.,R.8W. thence northerly between Sections 13 and 14, T.3N.,R.8W., to the Point Of Beginning. Containing approximately 346176 acres of land, more or less. The boundary calls listed herein are not a result of a survey on the ground. 14 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Oct 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17OCD4.SGM 17OCD4 ED17OC14.035</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D4 October 2014 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D4 62322 legend Final Boundary -MajorRoad~ Disclaimer The USDA Forest -Sett~ndaryRoad; warranty, expressed or implied, regarding the CFrnal£loundcuy Jkt 235001 Basic Ownership C]NON-FS USDA FOREST SERVICE Service makes no data displayed on this map, and reserves the right to correct, update, modify, or replace this information without notification. For mora information about this map, contact the U.S. Forest Service. Monument boundary area encompasses 346,177 acres. + PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4790 -~ Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17OCD4.SGM 17OCD4 ,/~· L ~~u ......IH-; ~ (,~~~~~~ ' ~~ ED17OC14.036</GPH> Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 201 / Friday, October 17, 2014 / Presidential Documents [FR Doc. 2014–24849 Filed 10–16–14; 8:45 am] 16:36 Oct 16, 2014 Billing code 3410–10–C VerDate Sep<11>2014 uso4 San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

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                Proclamation 9194 of October 10, 2014

                
Establishment of the San Gabriel Mountains 
                National Monument

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Known as the crown to the Valley of Angels, the peaks 
                of the San Gabriel Mountains frame the Los Angeles 
                skyline. Over 15 million people live within 90 minutes 
                of this island of green, which provides 70 percent of 
                the open space for Angelenos and 30 percent of their 
                drinking water. Millions recreate and rejuvenate in the 
                San Gabriels each year, seeking out their cool streams 
                and canyons during the hot summer months, their 
                snowcapped mountains in the winter, and their trail 
                system and historic sites throughout the year.

                The San Gabriels are some of the steepest and most 
                rugged mountains in the United States. Situated 
                adjacent to the mighty San Andreas Fault, the mountains 
                are geologically active, migrating northwest at an 
                average of 2 inches each year. Deep canyons, many with 
                precious perennial streams, score the mountain peaks--
                north toward the arid Mojave Desert and south to the 
                temperate San Gabriel Valley.

                The rich cultural history of these mountains echoes 
                their striking geologic features and ecological 
                diversity. Cultural resources represent successive 
                layers of history, including that of Native Americans, 
                Spanish missionaries and colonialists, Mexican 
                rancheros, and Euro-American settlers and prospectors. 
                Native American history runs deep, at least 8,000 
                years, exemplified by the Aliso-Arrastre Special 
                Interest Area known for its heritage resource values, 
                including several rock art and cupules features, the 
                concentration of which is unique to southern 
                California. Due to urban development and natural 
                processes, this area also contains the best preserved 
                example of a Gabrielino pictograph that characterizes 
                the California Tradition of rock painting.

                Early European explorers' use of the area consisted 
                mainly of early explorers traveling through the area. 
                Over time, land grants, Spanish missions, and townsites 
                surrounded the mountains, relying heavily on them for 
                water, building supplies, and game.

                By the 1840s, gold prospectors poured into the 
                mountains. Large placer and lode mining operations were 
                established in the San Gabriels, with mixed success. 
                The historic mining town of Eldoradoville, located 
                along the East Fork of the San Gabriel River, had at 
                its peak in 1861 a population of over 500 miners, with 
                general stores, saloons, and dance halls along with 
                numerous mining camps of tents, wooden shacks, and 
                stone cabins along the river.

                In the early 20th century, responding to the burgeoning 
                interest of urban dwellers in backcountry hiking and 
                weekend rambling, a number of trails, lodges, and 
                camps--many of which were accessible only by horseback 
                or on foot--were constructed throughout the mountains. 
                Remnants of these historic resorts, which attracted 
                local residents and Hollywood stars alike, can still be 
                seen and are important aspects of the region's social 
                and cultural history.

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                Enthusiasm for recreating in the mountains continues 
                today. The San Gabriels offer hundreds of miles of 
                hiking, motorized, and equestrian trails, including 
                several National Recreational Trails and 87 miles of 
                the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. In the 
                footprint of the resorts of the Great Hiking Era, many 
                visitors partake of Forest Service campgrounds built on 
                the foundations of early 20th-century lodges and 
                resorts. In a region with limited open space, the 
                mountains are the backyard for many highly urbanized 
                and culturally diverse populations within Los Angeles, 
                underscoring the need for strong partnerships between 
                this urban forest and neighboring communities.

                The mountains have hosted world-class scientists, 
                studying the terra firma at their feet as well as the 
                distant galactic stars. Astronomer Edwin Hubble 
                performed critical calculations from his work at the 
                Mt. Wilson Observatory, including his discovery that 
                some nebulae were actually galaxies outside our own 
                Milky Way. Assisted by Milton Humason, he also 
                discovered the presence of the astronomical phenomenon 
                of redshift that proved the universe is expanding. Also 
                on Mt. Wilson, Albert Michelson, America's first Nobel 
                Prize winner in a science field, conducted an 
                experiment that provided the first modern and truly 
                accurate measurement of the speed of light. Closer to 
                earth, the San Dimas Experimental Forest, established 
                in 1933 as a hydrologic laboratory, continues the study 
                of some of our earliest and most comprehensively 
                monitored research watersheds, providing crucial 
                scientific insights.

                Although proximate to one of America's most urban 
                areas, the region has untrammeled wilderness lands of 
                the highest quality, including four designated 
                wilderness areas: San Gabriel, Sheep Mountain, Pleasant 
                View Ridge, and Magic Mountain. These lands provide 
                invaluable backcountry opportunities for the rapidly 
                expanding nearby communities and also provide habitat 
                for iconic species including the endangered California 
                condor and least Bells' vireo, and the Forest Service 
                Sensitive Nelson's bighorn sheep, bald eagle, and 
                California spotted owl. Inventoried roadless areas and 
                lands recommended for designation as Wilderness also 
                provide important habitat, including a connectivity 
                corridor important for wide ranging species, such as 
                the mountain lion.

                The importance of the San Gabriels' watershed values 
                was recognized early. As early as the late 1800s, local 
                communities petitioned to protect the mountains for 
                their watershed values. As a result, President Benjamin 
                Harrison established the San Gabriel Timberland Reserve 
                in 1892, the precursor to the Angeles National Forest.

                Reflecting the needs of the nearby population centers, 
                the San Gabriels host an array of flood control and 
                water storage, delivery, and diversion infrastructure, 
                including six large retention dams as well as numerous 
                telecommunications and utility towers.

                The San Gabriels' rivers not only provide drinking 
                water but are also areas of high ecological 
                significance supporting rare populations of native 
                fish, including the threatened Santa Ana sucker. The 
                San Gabriel River supports rare arroyo chub and Santa 
                Ana speckled dace, a species found only in the Los 
                Angeles Basin. Little Rock Creek tumbles down from the 
                northern escarpment to the Mojave Desert below and 
                supports important populations of the endangered 
                mountain yellow-legged frog and arroyo toad, as well as 
                the threatened California red-legged frog. On the 
                slopes of Mt. San Antonio, San Antonio Creek rushes 
                through an alpine canyon studded with stalwart bigcone 
                Douglas fir, and the magnificent 75-foot San Antonio 
                Falls draw thousands of visitors every year.

                In addition to rivers, the San Gabriels contain two 
                scenic lakes, both formed by the area's remarkable 
                geologic forces. The alpine Crystal Lake, found high in 
                the mountains, was formed from one of the largest 
                landslides on record in southern California. Jackson 
                Lake is a natural sag pond, a type of pond formed 
                between the strands of an active fault line--in this 
                case, the San Andreas.

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                Climatic contrasts in the San Gabriels range from the 
                northern slope desert region, home to Joshua trees and 
                pinyon pines, to high-elevation white fir and a notable 
                stand of 1,000-year-old limber pines. Vegetation 
                communities, including chaparral and oak woodland, 
                represent a portion of the rare Mediterranean ecosystem 
                found in only 3 percent of the world. Mediterranean 
                climate zones have high numbers of species for their 
                area.

                The San Gabriels also provide suitable habitat for 52 
                Forest Service Sensitive Plants and as many as 300 
                California-endemic species, including Pierson's lupine 
                and San Gabriel bedstraw, that occur only in the San 
                Gabriel range.

                The mountains harbor several of California's signature 
                natural vegetation communities, including the drought-
                tolerant and fire-adapted chaparral shrubland, which is 
                the dominant community and includes scrub oaks, 
                chamise, manzanita, wild lilac, and western mountain-
                mahogany. Mixed conifer forest is an associated 
                vegetation community comprising Jeffrey pine, sugar 
                pine, white fir, and riparian woodlands including white 
                alder, sycamore, and willow. These communities provide 
                habitat for numerous native wildlife and insect 
                species, including agriculturally important 
                pollinators, the San Gabriel Mountains slender 
                salamander, San Bernardino Mountain kingsnake, song 
                sparrow, Peregrine falcon, mule deer, and Pallid bat.

                WHEREAS section 2 of the Act of June 8, 1906 (34 Stat. 
                225, 16 U.S.C. 431) (the ``Antiquities Act''), 
                authorizes the President, in his discretion, to declare 
                by public proclamation historic landmarks, historic and 
                prehistoric structures, and other objects of historic 
                or scientific interest situated upon the lands owned or 
                controlled by the Government of the United States to be 
                national monuments, and to reserve as a part thereof 
                parcels of land, the limits of which in all cases shall 
                be confined to the smallest area compatible with the 
                proper care and management of the objects to be 
                protected; and

                WHEREAS it is in the public interest to preserve and 
                protect the objects of scientific and historic interest 
                at the San Gabriel Mountains;

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by the authority vested in me 
                by section 2 of the Antiquities Act, hereby proclaim 
                the objects identified above that are situated upon 
                lands and interests in lands owned or controlled by the 
                Government of the United States to be the San Gabriel 
                Mountains National Monument (monument) and, for the 
                purpose of preserving those objects, reserve as a part 
                thereof all lands and interests in lands owned or 
                controlled by the Government of the United States 
                within the boundaries described on the accompanying map 
                entitled, ``San Gabriel Mountains National Monument'' 
                and the accompanying legal description, which are 
                attached to and form a part of this proclamation.

                These reserved Federal lands and interests in lands 
                encompass approximately 346,177 acres, which is the 
                smallest area compatible with the proper care and 
                management of the objects to be protected.

                All Federal lands and interests in lands within the 
                boundaries of the monument are hereby appropriated and 
                withdrawn from all forms of entry, location, selection, 
                sale, leasing, or other disposition under the public 
                land or other Federal laws, including location, entry, 
                and patent under the mining laws, and from disposition 
                under all laws relating to mineral and geothermal 
                leasing, other than by exchange that furthers the 
                protective purposes of the monument, or disposition of 
                materials under the Materials Act of 1947 in a manner 
                that is consistent with the proper care and management 
                of the objects protected by this proclamation.

                The establishment of this monument is subject to valid 
                existing rights. Lands and interests in lands within 
                the monument's boundaries not owned or controlled by 
                the United States shall be reserved as part of the 
                monument upon acquisition of ownership or control by 
                the United States. To the extent allowed by applicable 
                law, the Secretaries of Agriculture and the

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                Interior shall manage valid Federal mineral rights 
                existing within the monument as of the date of this 
                proclamation in a manner consistent with the proper 
                care and management of the objects protected by this 
                proclamation.

                Nothing in this proclamation shall be construed to 
                alter the valid existing water rights of any party, 
                including the United States.

                Nothing in this proclamation shall be construed to 
                interfere with the operation or maintenance, nor with 
                the replacement or modification within the existing 
                authorization boundary, of existing water resource, 
                flood control, utility, pipeline, or telecommunications 
                facilities that are located within the monument, 
                subject to the Secretary of Agriculture's special uses 
                authorities and other applicable laws. Existing water 
                resource, flood control, utility, pipeline, or 
                telecommunications facilities located within the 
                monument may be expanded, and new facilities may be 
                constructed within the monument, to the extent 
                consistent with the proper care and management of the 
                objects protected by this proclamation, subject to the 
                Secretary of Agriculture's special uses authorities and 
                other applicable law.

                The Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) shall manage 
                the monument through the Forest Service, pursuant to 
                applicable legal authorities, consistent with the 
                purposes and provisions of this proclamation. The 
                Secretary shall prepare, within 3 years of the date of 
                this proclamation and in consultation with the 
                Secretary of the Interior, a management plan for the 
                monument and shall promulgate such regulations for its 
                management as deemed appropriate. The Secretary shall 
                provide for maximum public involvement in the 
                development of that plan, including, but not limited 
                to, consultation with tribal, State, and local 
                government, as well as community environmental 
                conservation, health, and justice organizations. The 
                plan shall provide for protection and interpretation of 
                the scientific and historic objects identified above 
                and for continued public access to those objects, 
                consistent with their protection. To the maximum extent 
                permitted by other applicable law and consistent with 
                the purposes of the monument, the plan shall protect 
                and preserve Indian sacred sites, as defined in section 
                1(b) of Executive Order 13007 of May 24, 1996, and 
                access by Indian tribal members for traditional 
                cultural, spiritual, and tree and forest product-, 
                food-, and medicine-gathering purposes.

                Nothing in this proclamation shall be construed to 
                enlarge or diminish the rights of any Indian tribe as 
                defined in section 1(b) of Executive Order 13007.

                The Secretary shall prepare a transportation plan that 
                specifies and implements such actions necessary to 
                protect the objects identified in this proclamation, 
                including road closures and travel restrictions. For 
                the purpose of protecting the objects identified above, 
                except for emergency or authorized administrative 
                purposes, the Secretary shall limit all motor vehicle 
                use to designated roads, trails, and, in the 
                Secretary's discretion, those authorized off-highway 
                vehicular use areas existing as of the date of this 
                proclamation.

                The Secretary shall, in developing any management plans 
                and any management rules and regulations governing the 
                monument, consult with the Secretary of the Interior. 
                The final decision to issue any management plans and 
                any management rules and regulations rests with the 
                Secretary of Agriculture. Management plans or rules and 
                regulations developed by the Secretary of the Interior 
                governing uses within national parks or other national 
                monuments administered by the Secretary of the Interior 
                shall not apply within the monument.

                Nothing in this proclamation shall be construed to 
                enlarge or diminish the jurisdiction of the State of 
                California with respect to fish and wildlife 
                management.

                Laws, regulations, and policies followed by the United 
                States Forest Service in issuing and administering 
                grazing permits or leases on all lands under its 
                jurisdiction shall continue to apply with regard to the 
                lands in the

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                monument in a manner consistent with the proper care 
                and management of the objects protected by this 
                proclamation.

                Nothing in this proclamation shall be construed to 
                alter the authority or responsibility of any party with 
                respect to emergency response activities within the 
                monument, including wildland fire response. The 
                Secretary may carry out vegetative management 
                treatments within the monument, except that timber 
                harvest and prescribed fire may only be used when the 
                Secretary determines it appropriate to address the risk 
                of wildfire, insect infestation, or disease that would 
                endanger the objects identified above or imperil public 
                safety.

                Recognizing the proximity of the monument to Class B 
                airspace and that a military training route is over the 
                monument, nothing in this proclamation shall be deemed 
                to restrict general aviation, commercial, or military 
                aircraft operations, nor the designation of new units 
                of special use airspace or the establishment of 
                military flight training routes, over the monument.

                Nothing in this proclamation shall be deemed to revoke 
                any existing withdrawal, reservation, or appropriation; 
                however, the monument shall be the dominant 
                reservation.

                Warning is hereby given to all unauthorized persons not 
                to appropriate, injure, destroy, or remove any feature 
                of the monument and not to locate or settle upon any of 
                the lands thereof.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                tenth day of October, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
                ninth.
                
                
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[FR Doc. 2014-24849
Filed 10-16-14; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3410-10-C