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Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1917, H.R. 1960 and H.R. 3074
Thursday, March 29, 2012 10:00 AM
Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs
1334 Longworth House Office Building


SUBCOMMITTEE ON FISHERIES, WILDLIFE, OCEANS AND INSULAR AFFAIRS
1334 Longworth House Office Building
Thursday, March 29, 2012
10:00 a.m.





LEGISLATIVE HEARING ON:

  • H.R. 1917 (Kind), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior, through the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, to conduct a Joint Venture Program to protect, restore, enhance, and manage migratory bird populations, their habitats, and the ecosystems they rely on, through voluntary actions on public and private lands, and for other purposes. "Joint Ventures for Bird Habitat Conservation Act of 2011"
  • H.R. 1960 (Wittman), To extend the authorization of appropriations for allocation to carry out approved wetlands conservation projects under the North American Wetlands Conservation Act through fiscal year 2017. “North American Wetlands Conservation Extension Act of 2011"
  • H.R. 3074 (Kline), To amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to delegate to States the authorities of the Secretary of the Interior under that Act with respect to cormorants, and for other purposes. "Cormorant Management and Natural Resources Protection Act"

OPENING STATEMENT:

The Honorable John Fleming
Chairman

WITNESSES AND TESTIMONY:

Panel I

The Honorable Collin C. Peterson, MN (H.R. 3074)
Member of Congress

The Honorable John Kline, MN (H.R. 3074)
Member of Congress

Panel II

Jerome Ford (H.R. 1917, H.R. 1960 and H.R. 3074)
Assistant Director for Migratory Birds
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Paul Schmidt (H.R. 1917 and H.R. 1960)
Chief Conservation Officer
Ducks Unlimited
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Jimmy Anthony (H.R. 1917, H.R. 1960 and H.R. 3074)
Assistant Secretary
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

Robert Ellis (H.R. 1917 and H.R. 1960)
Deputy Director
Bureau of Wildlife Resources
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

George H. Fenwick (H.R. 1917, H.R. 1960, and H.R. 3074)
President
American Bird Conservancy
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Glen Olson (H.R. 1917 and H.R. 1960)
Donal O’Brien Chair, Bird Conservation and Public Policy
National Audubon Society
(Truth in Testimony Form)

STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD:

The Honorable Ron Kind, WI
Member of Congress

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