Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1904, H.R. 869, H.R. 1258, H.R. 1545, H.R. 473 and H.R. 1740
Tuesday, June 14, 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
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
10:00 a.m.

LEGISLATIVE HEARING ON:

  • H.R. 1904 (Gosar), To facilitate the efficient extraction of mineral resources in southeast Arizona by authorizing and directing an exchange of Federal and non-Federal land, and for other purposes. "Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2011"
  • H.R. 869 (Denham), To clarify the definition of flood control operations for the purposes of the operation and maintenance of Project No. 2179 on the Lower Merced River.
  • H.R. 1258 (Bishop), To provide for the conveyance of parcels of land to Mantua, Box Elder County, Utah. "Box Elder Utah Land Conveyance Act"
  • H.R. 1545 (Flores), To establish the Waco Mammoth National Monument in the State of Texas, and for other purposes. "Waco Mammoth National Monument Establishment Act of 2011"
  • H.R. 473 (Boren), To provide for the conveyance of approximately 140 acres of land in the Ouachita National Forest in Oklahoma to the Indian Nations Council, Inc., of the Boy Scouts of America, and for other purposes. "HALE Scouts Act"
  • H.R. 1740 (Larsen), To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a segment of Illabot Creek in Skagit County, Washington, as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

OPENING STATEMENTS:

The Honorable Paul Gosar (H.R. 1904)
Subcommittee Member

The Honorable Bill Flores (H.R. 1545)
Subcommittee Member

WITNESSES AND TESTIMONY:

Panel I (H.R. 473)

Mary Wagner
Associate Chief
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Bill Haines
CEO Indian Nations Council
Boy Scouts of America
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Panel II (H.R.1740)

The Honorable Rick Larsen (WA-02)

Mary Wagner
Associate Chief
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Lisa Bellefond
Federal Government Relations Director
The Nature Conservancy
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Panel III (H.R. 1545)

Marcilynn Burke
Deputy Director
Bureau of Land Management
U.S. Department of the Interior

Larry Groth
City Manager
City of Waco, Texas

Panel IV (H.R. 1258)

Mary Wagner
Associate Chief
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Panel V (H.R. 869)

Marcilynn Burke
Deputy Director
Bureau of Land Management
U.S. Department of the Interior

Bryan Kelly
Director of Regulatory Compliance and Government Affairs
Merced Irrigation District
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Ronald Stork
Senior Policy Advocate
Friends of the River
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Panel VI (H.R. 1904)

Mary Wagner
Associate Chief
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Marcilynn Burke
Deputy Director
Bureau of Land Management
U.S. Department of the Interior

The Honorable Michael Hing
Mayor
City of Superior, Arizona

Bryan Martyn
Vice Chairman
Pinal County Board of Supervisors

Harrison Talgo
Former Chairman
San Carlos Apache Tribe
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Jon Cherry
Vice President
Resolution Copper Mining
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Shan Lewis
President Inter Tribal Council of Arizona
Vice-Chairman Fort Mojave Indian Tribe
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Roger Featherstone
Director
Arizona Mining Reform Coalition
(Truth in Testimony Form)

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