Franklin D. Roosevelt

Executive Order 7957—Establishing Cape Meares Migratory Bird Refuge

August 19, 1938


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 the following-described lands, comprising 138.51 acres, more or less, in Tillamook County, Oregon, be, and they are hereby, reserved and set apart for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife:


T. 1 S., R. 10 W., sec. 18, lots 1 and 2;

T. 1 S., R. 11 W.,
     sec. 12, lot 1;
     sec. 13, lots 1 and 4.

The above-described lands having been declared by the Department of Commerce to be surplus to its needs, the Executive Order of May 28, 1889, reserving certain public lands as the Cape Meares Lighthouse Reservation, is hereby revoked in so far as it affects the said above-described lands.

This reservation shall be known as the Cape Meares Migratory Bird Refuge.

Signature of Franklin D. Roosevelt

The White House,
August 19, 1938.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 7957—Establishing Cape Meares Migratory Bird Refuge Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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