Executive Order 5579—Establishing the Crescent Lake Wild Life Refuge, Nebraska
It is hereby ordered that the following described area in Garden County, Nebr., be, and the same is hereby, reserved and set apart for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a refuge and breeding ground for birds and wild animals, subject to existing valid rights:
Sixth Principal Meridian
T. 20 N., R. 43 W., sec. 12, SW. ¼ SW. ¼;
T. 20 N., R. 44 W., sec. 9, lot 1;
sec. 11, SE. ¼ SE. ¼; and
sec. 24, NE. ¼ NE. ¼;
T. 20 N., R. 45 W., sec. 3, lot 4.
It is unlawful within this reservation (a) to hunt, trap, capture, willfully disturb, or kill any wild animal or bird of any kind whatever, to take or destroy the nests or eggs of any wild bird, to occupy or use any part of the reservation, or to enter thereon for any purpose, except under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture; (b) to cut, burn, or destroy any timber, underbrush, grass, or other natural growth; (c) willfully to leave fire or to suffer it to burn unattended near any forest, timber, or other inflammable material; (d) after building a fire in or near any forest, timber, or other inflammable material, to leave it without totally extinguishing it; and (e) willfully to injure, molest, or destroy any property of the United States.
Warning is given to all persons not to commit any of the acts herein enumerated, the penalties prescribed by sections 106, 107, and 145 of chapter 4, title 18, United States Code (35 Stat. 1098, and 43 Stat. 98), or by section 10 of the Migratory Conservation Act of February 18, 1929, United States Code, Supplement III, title 16, chapter 7a (45 Stat. 1222).
This refuge shall be known as the Crescent Lake Wild Life Refuge.
The White House,
March 16, 1931.
Herbert Hoover, Executive Order 5579—Establishing the Crescent Lake Wild Life Refuge, Nebraska Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/361772