(a) The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to accept title to any non-Federal lands,
interests in lands, buildings, or other property, real or personal, within the authorized
boundaries of the Glacier National Park, as now or after August 8, 1946, established,
when the acquisition by exchange of such property would, in his judgment, be in the
best interests of the United States. In exchange for the non-Federal property so to be acquired, the Secretary of the
Interior is authorized to convey to the grantors of such property, or to their nominees,
any federally owned lands, interests in lands, buildings, or other property, real
or personal, within the authorized boundaries of the Glacier National Park, located
in the State of Montana and administered by the National Park Service, which are of
approximately equal value, as determined by the Secretary, to the property being acquired. In order to facilitate the making of such exchanges, the Secretary of the Interior
may enter into agreements for the reservation in conveyances to the United States,
or for the grant in conveyances from the United States, of such estates for years,
life estates, or other interests as may be consistent, in his judgment, with the accomplishment
of the purposes of this section, but all such limitations shall be considered in determining
the equality of the interests to be exchanged.
(b) Any property acquired pursuant to this section shall, upon acceptance of title thereto,
become a part of the Glacier National Park, and shall be subject to all laws applicable
to such area. The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to issue such regulations as he deems
necessary for carrying out the purposes of this section.
FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.
Was this helpful?
Welcome to FindLaw's Cases & Codes
A free source of state and federal court opinions, state laws, and the United States Code. For more information about the legal concepts addressed by these cases and statutes, visit FindLaw's Learn About the Law.