Executive Order 9091—Establishing the Beltrami Wildlife Management Area
Whereas certain lands, hereinafter described, in the State of Minnesota, together with the improvements thereon, have been, or are in process of being, acquired by the United States in connection with the Beltrami Island Land Utilization Project under the authority of Title II of the National Industrial Recovery Act, approved June 16, 1933 (48 Stat. 200), the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935, approved April 8, 1935 (49 Stat. 115), and Title III of the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act, approved July 22, 1937 (50 Stat. 522, 525); and
Whereas by Executive Order No. 7908, of June 9, 1938, all the right, title, and interest of the United States in such lands as were acquired, or are in process of acquisition, under Title II of the said National Industrial Recovery Act and the said Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935 were transferred to the Secretary of Agriculture for use, administration, and disposition in accordance with the provisions of Title III of the said Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act, and the related provisions of Title IV thereof; and immediately upon acquisition of legal title to those lands now in process of acquisition under the said acts, the said Executive order, under the terms thereof, will become applicable to all the additional right, title, and interest thereby acquired by the United States: and
Whereas the Secretary of Agriculture has recommended that jurisdiction over such lands be transferred to the Department of the Interior, and that such lands be reserved as a refuge and breeding ground for native birds and other wildlife, under the conditions hereinafter stated:
Now, Therefore, by virtue of the authority vested in me by section 32, Title III, of the said Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act, and as President of the United States, it is ordered that, subject to valid existing rights, jurisdiction over 81,049.33 acres, more or less, of lands, together with the improvements thereon, acquired, or in process of acquisition, by the United States within the following-described area in Beltrami, Lake of the Woods, and Roseau Counties, Minnesota, be, and it is hereby, transferred to the Department of the Interior, together with such equipment in use in connection with such lands as may be designated by the Secretary of Agriculture: and the lands hereby transferred are hereby reserved as a refuge and breeding ground for native birds and other wildlife and for research relating to wildlife and associated forest resources, under such conditions of use and administration as will best carry out the purposes of the land-conservation and landutilization program for which such lands have been, or are being acquired: Provided, however, (1) That such lands shall remain available to the State of Minnesota for use and management by its Department of Conservation, under the custody of the Fish and Wildlife Service, of the Department of the Interior, so long as there remains in force and effect a cooperative and license agreement between the United States of America and the State of Minnesota providing for such use and management; and (2) that the Secretary of Agriculture shall retain such jurisdiction over the lands now in process of acquisition by the United States as may be necessary to enable him to complete their acquisition:
FIFTH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN
This reservation shall be known as the Beltrami Wildlife Management Area.
FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT
The White House,
March 6, 1942.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 9091—Establishing the Beltrami Wildlife Management Area Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/368132