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Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health Legislative Hearing on H.R. 233, H.R. 1129, H.R. 2720, and H.R. 2875
Thursday, July 14, 2005 11:30 AM



SUBCOMMITTEE ON FORESTS AND FOREST HEALTH
1334 Longworth House Office Building
Thursday, July 14, 2005
11:30 a.m.

LEGISLATIVE HEARING ON:

  • H.R. 233 (Thompson), To designate certain National Forest System lands in the Mendocino and Six Rivers National Forests and certain Bureau of Land Management lands in Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, and Napa Counties in the State of California as wilderness, to designate the Elkhorn Ridge Potential Wilderness Area, to designate certain segments of the Black Butte River in Mendocino County, California as a wild or scenic river, and for other purposes. "Northern California Coastal Wild Heritage Wilderness Act"
  • H.R. 1129 (Udall), To authorize the exchange of certain land in the State of Colorado. "Pitkin County Land Exchange Act"
  • HR 2720 (Pearce), To further the purposes of the Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment Act of 1992 by directing the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Commissioner of Reclamation, to carry out an assessment and demonstration program to control salt cedar and Russian olive, and for other purposes. "Salt Cedar and Russian Olive Control Demonstration Act"
  • H.R. 2875 (Walden), To amend the Public Lands Corps Act of 1993 to provide for the conduct of projects that protect forests, and for other purposes. Public Lands Corps Healthy Forests Restoration Act

WITNESSES & TESTIMONY:

Panel I

Chad Calvert
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Lands and Minerals Management, DOI

Joel Holtrop
Deputy Chief
National Forest System
USDA Forest Service

Panel II

The Honorable Sam Aanestad
California State Senator

Don Amador
Western Representative
BlueRibbon Coalition, Inc.

Jim R. Wattenburger
Supervisor
Mendocino County Board of Supervisors

Chuck Blackburn
Supervisor
Del Norte County Board of Supervisors

Jim Hasenauer (Attachment A and Attachment B)
International Mountain Bicycling Association

Martha McClure
Del Norte County

Panel III

Patti Clapper
County Commissioner
Pitkin County, CO

Panel IV

Dr. Jim Tate
Science Advisor to the Secretary
US Department of the Interior

Debbie Hughes
Executive Director
New Mexico Association of Conservation Districts

Panel V

Jeff Parker
Administrative Director
Northwest Youth Corps

National Park Service

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