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Executive Order 5606—Establishing the Fallon Wild-Life Refuge

April 22, 1931

It is hereby ordered that the public lands within the following described area in Churchill County, Nev., be, and the same are 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:

Mount Diablo Meridian

T. 21 N., R. 29 E., secs. 1 and 12;

T. 22 N., R. 29 E., sec. 36;

T. 21 N., R. 30 E., secs. 2 to 11, inclusive;

T. 22 N., R. 30 E., secs. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 26, 28, 30, 32, and 34.

Lands involved have been withdrawn for reclamation purposes in connection with the Truckee-Carson Project, Nevada, and are primarily under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Interior. The reservation of these lands as a wild-life refuge is subject to the use thereof by said department for irrigation and other incidental purposes.

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; (6) 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 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, under 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 Bird Conservation Act of February 18, 1929, United States Code, Supplement IV, title 16, chapter 7a, section 715i (45 Stat. 1224).

This refuge shall be known as the Fallon Wild-Life Refuge.

Signature of Herbert Hoover

The White House,
April 22, 1931.

Herbert Hoover, Executive Order 5606—Establishing the Fallon Wild-Life Refuge Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/361218

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