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Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation and Public Lands Markup on: H.R.1668, Legislative Hearing on: H.R.1462
Tuesday, June 19, 2001

washington, D.C.

  • Markup on:
    H.R.1668, To authorize the Adams Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work on Federal land in the District of Columbia and its environs to honor former President John Adams and his family. Forwarded to Full Committee as amended by voice vote. 
  • Legislative Hearing on: 
    H.R.1462, To require the Secretary of the Interior to establish a program to provide assistance through States to eligible weed management entities to control or eradicate harmful, nonnative weeds on public and private land.


Panel 1:

  • The Honorable Larry Craig, United States Senator, State of Idaho

Panel 2:

  • Dr. Jim Tait, Science Advisor to Secretary of Interior, Department of Interior ( accompanied by Gina Ramos, Senior Weed Specialist, Bureau of Land Management; Gary Johnston, Invasive Species Specialist, National Park Service, and Michael Ielmini, Refuge Program Specialist, the Fish and Wildlife Service), Washington, DC


  • Michael Rains, Deputy Chief, State and Private Forestry, U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC

Panel 3:

  • Dr. K. George Beck, Professor of Weed Science, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO


  • Mr. Bob Skinner, Rancher, National Cattlemen's Beef Association, Jordan Valley, Oregon,


  • Dr. John Randall, Director, Wildland Invasives Species Program, The Nature Conservancy, Washington, DC


  • Mr. Mike Carroll, Vice President, North American Weed Management Association, Ft. Collins, CO


  • Dr. Terry Riley, Director of Conservation, Wildlife Management Institute, Washington, DC

Additional Testimony for the Record:

  • Robert R. Hedberg, Director of Science Policy, National and Regional Weed Science Societies


  • Eric M. Lane, State Weed Coordinator, State of Colorado


  • Kevin Morgan, Associate Director, Agricultural Policy Division, Florida Farm Bureau Federation


  • W. Ralph Peck, Director, Department of Agriculture, State of Montana


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