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Legislative Hearing on H.R. 163, H.R. 361, H.R. 433, H.R. 706, H.R. 908, H.R. 930, H.R. 1025, and H.R. 1808
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 10:00 AM
Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation
1334 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515


Legislative Hearing on:

  • H.R. 163 (Benishek), To designate as wilderness certain land and inland water within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in the State of Michigan, and for other purposes. “Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Conservation and Recreation Act”
  • H.R. 361 (Reichert), To expand the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in the State of Washington, to designate the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River and Pratt River as wild and scenic rivers, and for other purposes. “Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions and Pratt and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers Protection Act”
  • H.R. 433 (Amodei), To designate the Pine Forest Range Wilderness area in Humboldt County, Nevada. “Pine Forest Range Recreation Enhancement Act of 2013”
  • H.R. 706 (Cicilline), To establish the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, to dedicate the Park to John H. Chafee, and for other purposes. “Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park Establishment Act”
  • H.R. 908 (DelBene), To preserve the Green Mountain Lookout in the Glacier Peak Wilderness of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. “Green Mountain Lookout Heritage Protection Act”
  • H.R. 930 (Schock), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the archeological site and surrounding land of the New Philadelphia town site in the State of Illinois, and for other purposes. “New Philadelphia, Illinois, Study Act”
  • H.R. 1025 (Thompson), To designate the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Conservation Area in the State of California, and for other purposes. “Berryessa Snow Mountain National Conservation Area Act”
  • H.R. 1808 (Michaud), To designate certain Federal lands within the Cross Island National Wildlife Refuge and the Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge, part of the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Complex, in Lincoln County, Hancock County, and Washington County, Maine, as wilderness. “Maine Coastal Islands Wilderness Act of 2013”

Archived Video Webcast:

Witnesses and Testimony:

PANEL I

The Honorable Dan Benishek
Member of Congress

The Honorable Bill Huizenga
Member of Congress

The Honorable Aaron Schock
Member of Congress

The Honorable Suzan DelBene
Member of Congress

The Honorable Mike Thompson
Member of Congress

The Honorable David Cicilline
Member of Congress

The Honorable Mark Amodei
Member of Congress

The Honorable David Reichert
Member of Congress

The Honorable Michael Michaud
Member of Congress

The Honorable Mike Thompson
Member of Congress

PANEL II

Herbert C. Frost
Associate Director, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science
National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Jeannette Feeheley (H.R. 163)
President, Board of Directors
Citizens for Access to the Lakeshore
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Donna Williams (H.R. 706)
Commission Chair
Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Charlotte King (H.R. 930)
Director
New Philadelphia Association
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Marc Bourgoin (H.R. 1808)
Lincoln Canoe and Kayak
(Truth in Testimony Form)

PANEL III

Carl Rountree
Director, Office of National Landscape System and Community Programs
Bureau of Land Management
U.S. Department of the Interior

Judy Ahmann (H.R. 1025)
Napa, CA
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Reagan Dunn (H.R. 361)
Councilman, District 9
King County, WA

Scott Morris (H.R. 908)
The Darrington Historical Society
(Truth in Testimony Form)

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