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Wilderness Boundary - Rocky Mountain National Park

Metadata Updated: June 5, 2024

This dataset depicts those areas of Rocky Mountain National Park that were designated as wilderness pursuant to Public Law 111-11, Title I, Subtitle N., dated March 30, 2009. This dataset also depicts the portion of Indian Peaks Wilderness that was transferred to Rocky Mountain National Park pursuant to Public Law 96-560, Title I, Sec. 111, dated December 22, 1980. This dataset was used to create the maps entitled: * 'Rocky Mountain National Park Wilderness', numbered 121-101,335A and dated Jan. 2010; * 'Rocky Mountain National Park East Shore Trail Alignment', numbered 121-101,337A and dated Jan. 2010. This dataset was used to create the maps within the document entitled: * 'Rocky Mountain National Park Wilderness Boundary Descriptions', numbered 121-101,336A, and dated Jan. 2010. Pursuant to Public Law No: 111-11, two maps and a detailed boundary description document were prepared for the Secretary of the Interior, for his inspection and approval, and for submission to the Committee of Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate and the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives. The finalized map and wilderness boundary descriptions were prepared 'as soon as practicable' after P.L. 111-11 was published. The detailed descriptions of the wilderness boundary underwent a thorough in-Park review to check for language consistency and clarity before being submitted to the Secretary. This finalized GIS dataset and the detailed descriptions of the wilderness boundary were made available as public domain data after being submitted to the Secretary and the aforementioned Congressional Committees in April 2010. This dataset depicts that approximately 95% of Rocky Mountain National Park has been designated as wilderness. The legislation stated that "approximately 249,339 acres of land in the Park, as generally depicted on the map" were designated as wilderness. After the final configuration of the East Shore Trail Alignment was established, this finalized dataset depicts 249,125 acres designated as wilderness in 2009. Rocky Mountain National Park Wilderness: 249,125 acres Existing Indian Peaks Wilderness within RMNP: 2,960 acres --------------------------- TOTAL Wilderness within RMNP: 252,085 acres Percent of RMNP that is Wilderness: 94.8% The official and legal TOTAL acreage figure for Rocky Mountain National Park is 265,828.41 acres. This has been determined by summing up all the legal descriptions of all the parcels that make up Rocky Mountain National Park. This figure varies slightly (less than one half of one percent) from the figure calculated for this data by the GIS software. Use the official acreage of 265,828.41 acres in any documents referencing the size of Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date June 5, 2024

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date June 5, 2024
Publisher National Park Service
Identifier NPS_DataStore_2240787
Data First Published 2017-06-12T12:00:00Z
Data Last Modified 2017-06-12
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 010:24
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Program Code 010:118, 010:119
Publisher Hierarchy White House > U.S. Department of the Interior > National Park Service
Related Documents
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Temporal 2009-03-30T12:00:00Z/2017-06-12T12:00:00Z

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