Home > calendar > Page
Oversight Hearing on "Forest Service Regulatory Roadblocks to Productive Land Use and Recreation: Proposed Planning Rule, Special-use Permits, and Travel Management"
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 10:00 AM
Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands
1324 Longworth House Office Building


SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS AND PUBLIC LANDS
1324 Longworth House Office Building
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
10:00 a.m.

OVERSIGHT HEARING ON:





  • "Forest Service Regulatory Roadblocks to Productive Land Use and Recreation: Proposed Planning Rule, Special-use Permits, and Travel Management"

OPENING STATEMENT:

The Honorable Rob Bishop
Chairman

WITNESSES AND TESTIMONY:

Panel I

Tom Tidwell
Chief
U.S. Forest Service
United States Department of Agriculture

Margaret Soulen-Hinson
President
American Sheep Industry Association
Public Lands Council
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Scott Horngren
American Forest Resource Council
Federal Forest Resource Coalition
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Greg Mumm
Executive Director
Blue Ribbon Coalition
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Dr. Ron Stewart
National Association of Forest Service Retirees
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Panel II

Demar Dahl
Chairman
Elko County Board of Commissioners
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Glenn Porzak
National Ski Areas Association
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Dr. Mike Dombeck
Former Chief
U.S. Forest Service
United States Department of Agriculture
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Garrett VeneKlasen
Public Lands Coordinator
New Mexico Trout Unlimited
(Truth in Testimony Form)

BACKGROUND:

This hearing will focus on three regulatory actions currently being undertaken by the Forest Service that have, or will, greatly affect management, multiple-use and access across the 193 million acres of federal land that the agency manages. Decades of increasing land-use regulations and policies, as well as the leadership of the current Administration, have nearly brought multiple-use of federal forest land to a standstill through declining timber harvests, grazing and reductions in recreational access to the detriment of surrounding communities and users. Specifically this hearing will focus on three topics; the proposed Forest Service Planning Rule, conditions being placed on special use permits, and the 2005 Travel Management Rule.

Latest News

Bishop, Amata: Hawaii Marine Monument Expansion is Unjustified, Devastating for Local Economies

Today, President Barack Obama expanded the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii by 442,781 square miles. Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Congre...... Read more

Bishop: National Park Service Centennial Serves as an Opportunity to Address Management Challenges

House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement commemorating the Centennial of the National Park Service: “Our national parks are a uniquely American co...... Read more

President’s Maine Monument Decree Subverts Representative Democracy to Advance Elite Special Interests

Today, President Obama, despite opposition by Maine’s local residents and elected officials, unilaterally created a national monument in Maine’s North Woods. House Committee on Natural Resources Chair...... Read more

View All News

Calendar

No upcoming scheduled events

View All Events