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The Proposed National Forest Ecosystem Protection Act

TABLE 3
WESTERN ECOSYSTEM PROTECTION AREAS
ACREAGE INFORMATION
State Ecosystem Protection Areas Core Areas
Total
Acreage
Core Areas
Acreage
Grazed
Acquisition
Area
Acreage
Total   18,238,445 2,281,101 39,376
         
Alaska 2. Misty Fiords (several areas) 2,142,907   523
Arizona 3. Mazatzal
4. Blue Range (also in New Mexico)
   Blue Range Primitive Area
5. Chiricuahua
252,494

175,112
87,700
151,404

152,156
87,700
104

1,350
0
California 7. High Sierra
   John Muir
   Golden Trout
   Ansel Adams
   Emigrant
   Dome Land
   South Sierra
   Hoover
   Monarch
   Dinkey Lakes
   Cooperative Management
      Yosemite National Park
      Seguoia National Park
      Kings Canyon National Park
      Domeland Wilderness BLM
8. Trinity Alps
1,506,908
581,143
305,464
230,260
112,338
93,861
60,324
48,622
44,896
30,000





512,100
78,012
1,001
20,611
6,400
30,500
5,500
3,000
11,000
-
-





13,750
3,177
820
1,953
2
61
80
240
21
0
0





14,959
Colorado 9. Weminuche
10. West Elk
11. South San Juan
492,418
176,412
158,790
84,255
90,000
80,000
4,208
0
0
Idaho 15. Central Idaho Massif
   Frank Church-River of No Return
   Selway Bitterroot (also in Montana)
   Gospel Hump
31. Hells Canyon (also in Oregon)
3,648,569
2,353,311
1,089,238
206,000
84,100
197,977
166,777
-
31,200
6,200
7,890
7,435
221
234
289
Montana 22. Montana Rockies
   Bob Marshal
   Great Bear
   Scapegoat
   Cooperative Management
      Glacier National Park
15. Central Idaho Massif
   Selway Bitterroot (also in Idaho)
45. Yellowstone
   Absaroka-Beartooth (also in Wyoming)
   Lee Metcalf (in several parcels)
1,535,992
1,000,356
286,700
236,936



251,443
1,171,762
921,465
250,297
5,553
5,553
-
-



-
157,825
110,025
47,800
0
0
0
0



0
3,131
1,122
2,009
Nevada 23. Arc Dome 115,000 10,000 0
New Mexico 27. Gila
   Gila
   Aldo Leapold
4. Blue Range (also in Arizona)
760,081
558,065
202,016
29,304
487,016
285,000
202,016
29,304
51
51
0
0
Oregon 31. Hells Canyon (also in Idaho)
  
Hells Canyon
   Eagle Cap
482,863
131,133
351,730
90,340
79,919
10,421
2,307
1,038
1,269
Utah 38. High Uintas 456,705 117,000 0
Washington 42. North Cascade
   Glacier Peak
   Pasayten
   Lake Chelan-Sawtooth
   Mount Baker
   Noisy Diobsud
   Cooperative Management
      North Cascade National Park
      Ross Lake National Recreation Area
      Lake Chelan National Recreation Area
1,386,314
572,738
530,031
151,564
117,848
14,133
147,029
60
78,769
68,200
-
-
849
400
0
129
320
0
Wyoming 45. Yellowstone
   Washakie
   Teton
   North Absaroka
   Absaroka-Beartooth (also in Montana)
   Winegar Hole
   Jedediah Smith
   Cooperative Management
      Yellowstone National Park
      Grand Teton National Park
      Rockefeller National Parkway
46. Wind River
   Bridger
   Fitzpatrick
   Popo Agie
1,797,457
704,822
585,238
350,488
23,283
10,715
123,451




728,482
428,087
198,525
101,870
188,550
112,850
10,300
36,400
3,000
-
26,000




107,030
68,000
11,478
27,552
548
548
0
0
0
0
0




0
0
0
0
         
Western
United States
Twenty Ecosystem Protection Areas
in Twelve Western States
18,238,445 2,281,101 39,376

There are twenty-six other Ecosystem Protection areas in twenty-one eastern States.

Source: Existing core areas are existing Wilderness Areas from Land Areas of the National Forests in 1997. Grazing statistics are from the Regional Offices of the National Forest Service in 1996.

Prepared by Habitat for Wildlife, October 2002