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Executive Order 5727—Establishing the Locomotive Springs Migratory Bird Refuge, Utah

September 29, 1931

It is hereby ordered that the following-described area in Box Elder County, Utah, 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:

Salt Lake Meridian

T. 11 N., R. 10 W., sec. 4, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, SE. ¼ NE. ¼, and E. ½ SE. ¼; and sec. 10, lots 1, 2, and SW. ¼ NW. ¼;

T. 12 N., R. 10 W., sec. 34, all.

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, 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 (U.S. Code, Supp. IV, title 16, ch. 7a, sec. 715i, 45 Stat. 1224).

This refuge shall be known as the Locomotive Springs Migratory Bird Refuge.

Signature of Herbert Hoover

The White House,
September 29, 1931.

Herbert Hoover, Executive Order 5727—Establishing the Locomotive Springs Migratory Bird Refuge, Utah Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/361783

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