Legislative Hearing on H.R. 241, H.R. 290, H.R. 320, H.R. 441, H.R. 643, H.R. 686, H.R. 765, H.R. 850, H.R. 944, H.R. 1022 and H.R. 1141
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 10:00 AM
Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands
1334 Longworth House Office Building


SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS AND PUBLIC LANDS
1334 Longworth House Office Building
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
10:00 a.m.

LEGISLATIVE HEARING ON:

  • H.R. 241 (Gallegly), To authorize the conveyance of certain National Forest System lands in the Los Padres National Forest in California.
  • H.R. 290 (Hunter), To amend title 36, United States Code, to ensure that memorials commemorating the service of the United States Armed Forces may contain religious symbols, and for other purposes. “War Memorial Protection Act”
  • H.R. 320 (Calvert), To designate a Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial at the March Field Air Museum in Riverside, California. “Distinguished Flying Cross National Monument”
  • H.R. 441 (D. Young), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to issue permits for a microhydro project in nonwilderness areas within the boundaries of Denali National Park and Preserve, to acquire land for Denali National Park and Preserve from Doyon Tourism, Inc., and for other purposes. “Kantishna Hills Renewable Energy Act of 2010”
  • H.R. 643 (Polis), To provide for the exchange of certain land located in the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests in the State of Colorado, and for other purposes. “Sugar Loaf Fire Protection District Land Exchange Act”
  • H.R. 686 (R. Bishop), To require the conveyance of certain public land within the boundaries of Camp Williams, Utah, to support the training and readiness of the Utah National Guard. “Utah National Guard Readiness Act”
  • H.R. 765 (R. Bishop), To amend the National Forest Ski Area Permit Act of 1986 to clarify the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture regarding additional recreational uses of National Forest System land that is subject to ski area permits, and for other purposes. “Ski Area Recreational Opportunity Enhancement Act of 2011”
  • H.R. 850 (Bachmann), To facilitate a proposed project in the Lower St. Croix Wild and Scenic River, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 944 (Campbell), To eliminate an unused lighthouse reservation, provide management consistency by incorporating the rocks and small islands along the coast of Orange County, California, into the California Coastal National Monument managed by the Bureau of Land Management, and meet the original Congressional intent of preserving Orange County's rocks and small islands, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 1022 (Speier), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of alternatives for commemorating and interpreting the role of the Buffalo Soldiers in the early years of the National Parks, and for other purposes. “Buffalo Soldiers in the National Parks Study Act”
  • H.R. 1141 (Sablan), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating prehistoric, historic, and limestone forest sites on Rota, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, as a unit of the National Park System. “Rota Cultural and Natural Resources Study Act”

WITNESSES AND TESTIMONY:

Panel I

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-CA (H.R. 290)

Rep. Ken Calvert, R-CA (H.R. 320)

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-MN (H.R. 850)

Rep. John Campbell, R-CA (H.R. 944)

Rep. Jared Polis, D-CO (H.R. 643)

Rep. Jackie Speier, D-CA (H.R. 1022)

Panel II

Stephen E. Whitesell (H.R. 290, H.R. 320, H.R. 441, H.R. 686, H.R. 850, H.R. 944, H.R. 1022, H.R. 1141)
Associate Director, Park Planning, Facilities, and Lands
National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Mary Wagner (H.R. 241, H.R. 643, H.R. 765)
Associate Chief
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Panel III

The Honorable Ken Harycki (H.R. 850)
Mayor
City of Stillwater, MN

Curt Geissler (H.R. 850)
President
Lakeview Memorial Hospital
Stillwater, MN
(Truth in Testimony Form)

The Honorable David Beaudet (H.R. 850)
Mayor
Cit of Oak Park Heights, MN

Beth Ganz (H.R. 765)
Vice President of Public Affairs and Sustainability
Vail Resorts
Broomfield, CO
(Truth in Testimony Form)

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