In conformity with the conservation and management plans prepared for each unit and
the purposes of assuring the preservation, protection, and proper management of any
conservation system unit, the Secretary may establish sites and visitor facilities--
(1) within the unit, if compatible with the purposes for which the unit is established,
expanded, or designated by this Act, and the other provisions of this Act, or
(2) outside the boundaries of, and in the vicinity of, the unit.
To the extent practicable and desirable, the Secretary shall attempt to locate such
sites and facilities on Native lands in the vicinity of the unit.
(b)Authorities of Secretary
For the purpose of establishing administrative sites and visitor facilities under
(1) the Secretary and the head of the Federal agency having primary authority over the
administration of any Federal land which the Secretary determines is suitable for
use in carrying out such purpose may enter into agreements permitting the Secretary
to use such land for such purposes;
(2) notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary, under such terms and conditions
as he determines are reasonable, may lease or acquire by purchase, donation, exchange,
or any other method (except condemnation) real property (other than Federal land),
office space, housing, and other necessary facilities which the Secretary determines
to be suitable for carrying out such purposes; and
(3) the Secretary may construct, operate, and maintain such permanent and temporary buildings
and facilities as he deems appropriate on land which is within, or in the vicinity
of, any conservation system unit and with respect to which the Secretary has acquired
authority under this subsection to use the property for the purpose of establishing
an administrative site or visitor facility under subsection (a), except that the Secretary
may not begin construction of buildings and facilities on land not owned by the United
States until the owner of such land has entered into an agreement with the Secretary,
the terms of which assure the continued use of such buildings and facilities in furtherance
of the purposes of this Act.
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