Subcommittee Hearing: NPFPL Legislative Hearing

Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Date: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Longworth House Office Building 1334 Presiding: The Hon. Debra Haaland

On Thursday, July 18, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., in Room 1334 Longworth House Office Building, the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (NPFPL) will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills:

  • H.R. 401 (Rep. O’Halleran), To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to release reversionary and reserved interests in certain lands within the Coconino National Forest, Arizona. “Lowell Observatory Conveyance Act”
  • H.R. 1492 (Rep. Tipton), To update the map of, and modify the maximum acreage available for inclusion in, the Yucca House National Monument. “Yucca House National Monument Boundary Revision Act”
  • H.R. 1572 (Rep. Quigley), To promote botanical research and botanical sciences capacity, and for other purposes. “Botanical Sciences and Native Plant Materials Research, Restoration, and Promotion Act”
  • H.R. 2819 (Rep. Andy Kim), To extend the authority for the establishment of a commemorative work in honor of Gold Star Families, and for other purposes. “Gold Star Families National Monument Extension Act”

 Panel I 

Rep. Scott Tipton (H.R. 1492) 

Colorado, 3rd District 

Rep. Mike Quigley (H.R. 1572) 

Illinois, 5th District 

Rep. Andy Kim (H.R. 2819) 

New Jersey, 3rd District 

Panel II 

Mr. William Shaddox (H.R. 1942 & H.R. 2819) (testimony)


Land Resources Division 

National Park Service 

Mr. Frank Beum (H.R. 401 & H.R. 1572) (testimony (USFS addendum 1) (USFS addendum 2) (USFS addendum 3)

Acting Associated Deputy Chief 

National Forest System 

U.S. Forest Service 

Mr. W. Lowell Putnam (H.R. 401) (testimony)

Sole Trustee 

Lowell Observatory 

Mr. Wayne Padgett (H.R. 1572) (testimony)

Retired Vegetation Ecologist 

Bureau of Land Management/U.S. Forest Service 

Mr. Greg E. Walcher (H.R. 1572) (testimony)


Natural Resources Group 

Ms. Judith Young (H.R. 2819) (testimony)


Gold Star Mothers National Monument Foundation