6140.0100 Purpose And Scope

Published: 2015

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The purpose of this chapter is to regulate use so as to maintain the primitive wilderness character of the area, particularly the lakes and streams and the lands in the vicinity of the lakes, streams, and portages in a manner which takes into account state laws and administrative and judicial actions and the federal regulation, Code of Federal Regulations, title 36, section 251.85, dated December 15, 1965, and accompanying administrative guides of the Chief of the Forest Service, governing the federal land in the area. The lands and rights owned on the effective date of these parts or thereafter acquired by the state of Minnesota and administered by the commissioner of Natural Resources and the waters of the state within, or substantially within, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) in the Superior National Forest, Minnesota, as formerly designated under REG U-3 Code of Federal Regulations, title 36, section 251.22, and incorporated into the National Wilderness Preservation System under the Wilderness Act of September 3, 1964, shall be administered in accordance with this chapter. (See Appendix A, part 6140.1500, Map of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for the boundaries of the BWCA, the "portal" zone, the "no cut" zone, and motorized routes.)