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Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health Legislative Hearing on H.R. 5760, H.R. 5149, H.R. 4784, H.R. 4235, H.R. 2718, H.R. 2039, and S. 225
Thursday, July 27, 2006 2:00 PM



SUBCOMMITTEE ON FORESTS AND FOREST HEALTH
1324 Longworth House Office Building
Thursday, July 27, 2006
2:00 p.m.

LEGISLATIVE HEARING ON:

  • H.R. 5760 (Nunes), To fulfill President Clinton’s commitments made as part of the designation of Giant Sequoia National Monument by presidential proclamation to provide a transition from the timber sale program in effect before the designation to the more restrictive management anticipated for the national monument, to promote the Kings River Research Project in the Sierra National Forest, and for other purposes. "Giant Sequoia National Monument Transition Act of 2006"
  • H.R. 5149 (McKeon), To maintain the rural heritage of the Eastern Sierra and enhance the region’s tourism economy by designating certain public lands as wilderness and certain rivers as wild and scenic rivers in the State of California and for other purposes. "Eastern Sierra Rural Heritage and Economic Enhancement Act"
  • H.R. 4784 (DeFazio), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Bureau of Land Management land to the City of Eugene. "Oregon. Eugene Land Conveyance Act"
  • H.R. 4235 (Hefley), To designate certain National Forest System lands in the Pike and San Isabel National Forests and certain lands in the Royal Gorge Resource Area of the Bureau of Land Management in the State of Colorado as wilderness, and for other purposes. "Browns Canyon Wilderness Act"
  • H.R. 2718 (Otter), To authorize the exchange of certain Federal land within the State of Idaho, and for other purposes. "Idaho Land Enhancement Act"
  • H.R. 2039 (Young), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to undertake a program to reduce the risks from and mitigate the effects of avalanches on recreational users of the public. "Federal Land Recreational Visitor Protection Act of 2005"
  • S. 225 (Stevens), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to undertake a program to reduce the risks from and mitigate the effects of avalanches on recreational users of the public. "Federal Land Recreational Visitor Protection Act of 2005"

WITNESSES & TESTIMONY:

Panel I


Congressman Butch Otter, (ID-1)(H.R.2718)

Congressman Joel Hefley, (CO-5) (H.R.4235)

Congressman Buck McKeon, (CA-) (H.R. 5149)

Panel II

Mr. David Tenny
Deputy Undersecretary 
Natural Resources and Environment
United States Department of Agriculture

Mr. Larry Benna
Deputy Director
Bureau of Land Management

Panel III

Mr. Kent Duysen
President
Sierra Forest Products

Mr. David Hamre
Alaska Railroad Corporation

Mr. Michael Kunkel
Lifestream Water Systems, Inc.

Mr. Dick Scar
Pinon Plaza

Mr. Craig Thomas
Executive Director
Sierra Nevada Forest Protection

Mr. Fred Wiley
Executive Director
Off-Road Business Association, Inc.

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