Franklin D. Roosevelt

Executive Order 7724—Establishing Bitter Lake Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

October 08, 1937


By virtue of and pursuant to the authority vested in me as President of the United States and by the act of June 25, 1910, ch. 421, 36 Stat. 847, as amended by the act of August 24, 1912, ch. 369, 37 Stat. 497, and in order to effectuate further the purposes of the Migratory Bird Conservation Act (45 Stat. 1222), it is ordered that all lands owned or controlled by the United States within the following-described area, comprising 21,869 acres, more or less, in Chaves County, New Mexico, be, and they are hereby, reserved and set apart for the use of the Department of Agriculture, subject to valid existing rights, 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. 8 S., R. 24 E.,
     Sec. 24, S½SE¼;
     Sec. 25, NE¼, E½NW¼, E½SW¼, and SE¼.

T. 8 S., R. 25 E.,
     Sec. 13, SW¼;
     Sec. 14, S½;
     Sec. 15, S½;
     Sec. 16, S½;
     Sec. 17, all;
     Sec. 18, SE¼;
     Secs. 19 to 23, inclusive;
     Sec. 24, W½;
     Sec. 25, W½;
     Secs. 26 to 30, inclusive;
     Sec. 31, E½;
     Secs. 32 to 34, inclusive;
     Sec. 35, N½ and SW¼.

T. 9 S., R. 25 E.,
     Sec. 26, S½NW¼ and SW¼;
     Sec. 27, S½N½ and S½;
     Sec. 28, S½NE¼, SE¼SW¼, and SE¼;
     Sec. 32, NE¼NE¼, S½NE¼, E½SW¼, and SE¼;
     Secs. 33 and 34;
     Sec. 35, W½.

T. 10 S., R. 25 E.,
     Sec. 2, W½;
     Secs. 3 and 4;
     Sec. 5, lots 1, 2, 3, S½N½, and S½;
     Secs. 9 and 10;
     Sec. 11, W½;
     Sec. 14, NW¼;
     Sec. 15, N½ and SW¼;
     Sec. 16, all;
     Sec. 20, SE¼;
     Sec. 21, all;
     Sec. 22, W½NW¼;
     Sec. 28, N½NE¼ and W½;
     Sec. 29, E½.

The reservation made by this order supersedes as to any of the above-described lands affected thereby the temporary withdrawal for refuge classification made by Executive Order No. 5909 of August 22, 1932.

This refuge shall be known as the Bitter Lake Migratory Waterfowl Refuge.

Signature of Franklin D. Roosevelt

The White House,
October 8, 1937.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 7724—Establishing Bitter Lake Migratory Waterfowl Refuge Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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