Washington : Government Printing Office
MR. FORREST R. STONE,
Supt., Wind River Agency.
DEAR MR. STONE: Reference is made to your communications of May 17, June 13 and July 7 recommending a revision of the description of the Wind River Mountain Roadless Area established by Departmental Order No. 486, dated October 25, 1937.1
You state that the description of the area as set forth in the order and shown on the map does not conform to the boundaries
as established in the field by Mr. Robert Marshall, former Director of Forestry, Mr. George M. Nyce, Regional Forester, and yourself. You also direct attention to the fact that the boundaries as now defined include accessible timber resources required by the Indians for fuel and timber products; and embrace a ranger station, existing roads and other improvements.
An examination of the record indicates that the description as set forth in the order was not definite with respect to the north boundary of the area; and that as a result thereof a straight line was projected on the map between the most northerly points on the east and west boundaries, instead of passing through Bold Mountain as intended.
Accordingly the description of the boundaries of the Wind River Mountain Roadless Area is hereby amended to read as follows:
Starting at the south ¼ corner of Section 22, T. 2 S., R. 3 W., on the south boundary of the diminished Wind River Reservation; thence northerly approximately ½ mile to Hobbs Peak; thence in a northerly direction along the divide between Moccasin Creek and Sand Creek to the ¼ corner between Sections 28 and 33, T. 1 S., R. 3 W.; thence north 1 mile to the ¼ corner between Sections 21 and 28; thence west 2 ½ miles to the southwest corner of Section 19, T. 1 S., R. 3 W.; thence north along range line to the Wind River base line; thence west along base line 1 mile to the southwest corner of Section 36, T. 1 N., R. 4 W.; thence north 10 ½ miles to the ¼ corner of Sections 11 and 12, T. 2 N., R. 4 W.; thence west 6 ½ miles to the center of Section 11, T. 2 N., R. 5 W.; thence on a straight line in a northwesterly direction to the top of Bold Mountain; thence on a straight line in northwesterly direction to the point where the north line of Section 15, T. 4 N., R. 6 W., intersects the western boundary of the reservation; thence south, southeasterly and east along the reservation boundary to point of beginning.
Reference to the description of the boundaries as amended and the map which is attached hereto2 will disclose the fact that the change recommended by your office in the east boundary of the area in Townships 1 and 2 South, Range 3 West, has also been authorized and that it now follows the well defined ridge which passes through Sections 22, 15, 9 and 4, T. 2 S., R. 3 W.; and Sections 33 and 28, T. 1 S., R. 3 W.
WILLIAM ZIMMERMAN, Jr.,
Approved, August 13, 1938.
E. K. BURLEW,
Acting Secretary of the Interior.