Executive Order 5760—Transfer of Lands from the Madison to the Gallatin National Forest, Montana
Under authority of the act of Congress approved June 4, 1897 (30 Stat. 11, 36; U.S. Code, title 16, sec. 473), and on the recommendation of the Secretary of Agriculture, it is hereby ordered that the following-described lands now parts of the Madison National Forest as defined by proclamation of September 24, 1912 (37 Stat. 1763-1764), be, and the same are hereby, transferred to the Gallatin National Forest:
All lands lying to the eastward of a line beginning on the east line of sec. 9, T. 2 S., R. 3 W., Montana meridian, at a point where the hydrographic divide between the North Willow Creek drainage on the east and the South Boulder River drainage on the west intersects said line; thence southwesterly along said divide, passing over Hollow Top Mountain and Potosi Peak to an intersection with the crest of the Tobacco Root Mountains at Granite Peak; thence in a southeasterly direction along the crest of said Tobacco Root Mountains to an intersection with the south line of sec. 8, T. 5 S., R. 2 W., Montana meridian; also those parts of the Madison National Forest lying in Tps. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 11 S., R. 1 E.; Tps. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 S., R. 2 E.; Tps. 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, and 13 S., R. 3 E.; Tps. 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 S., R. 4 E.; Tps. 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 S., R. 5 E., Montana meridian.
The transfers effected by this order and the new boundaries of the Gallatin National Forest are more clearly shown on the diagram attached hereto and made a part hereof. It is not intended by this order to give any publicly owned lands a national-forest status which have hitherto not had such status, nor to remove any publicly owned lands from a national-forest status.
The White House,
December 16, 1931.
Herbert Hoover, Executive Order 5760—Transfer of Lands from the Madison to the Gallatin National Forest, Montana Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/361324