Franklin D. Roosevelt

Executive Order 7681—Establishing the Turnbull Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

July 30, 1937


By virtue of and pursuant to the authority vested in me as President of the United States and in order to effectuate further the purposes of the Migratory Bird Conservation Act (45 Stat. 1222), it is ordered that the lands acquired, or to be acquired, by the United States, within the following-described area, comprising 12,774 acres, more or less, in Spokane County, Washington, be, and they are hereby, reserved and set apart, subject to valid existing rights, for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife: Provided, that any private lands within the area described shall become a part of the refuge hereby established upon the acquisition of title thereto or lease thereof by the United States.


T. 22 N., R. 41 E.,
     Secs. 1, 2, and 3;
     Sec. 4, SE¼NE¼ and SE¼;
     Sec. 9, E½;
     Secs. 10 to 13, inclusive;
     Sec. 14, NE¼ and N½NW¼.

T. 23 N., R. 41E.,
     Sec. 23, S½SE¼;
     Sec. 24, W½SW¼;
     Sec. 25, NE¼NE¼, S½NE¼, NW¼NW¼, S½NW¼, and S½;
     Sec. 26, NE¼ and S½;
     Sec. 27, S½;
     Secs. 34, 35, and 36.

T. 22 N., R. 42 E.,
     Sec. 5, lots 2, 3, and 4, SW¼NE¼, NW¼, SW¼, and W½SE¼;
     Sec. 6, all;
     Sec. 7, lots 1 and 2, NE¼, and E½NW¼;
     Sec. 8, all;
     Sec. 17, N½NW¼ and SW¼NW¼;
     Sec. 18, E½NE¼.

T. 23 N., R. 42 E.,
     Sec. 29, NE¼SW¼, S½SW¼, and SE¼;
     Sec. 30, lots 7 to 12, inclusive, and S½SE¼;
     Sec. 31, all;
     Sec. 32, W½NE¼, W½, and W½SE¼.

This refuge shall be known as the Turnbull Migratory Waterfowl Refuge.

Signature of Franklin D. Roosevelt

The White House,
July 30, 1937.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 7681—Establishing the Turnbull Migratory Waterfowl Refuge Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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