Legislative: NPFPL Legislative Hearing – March 1, 2022

Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022 Time: 10:00 AM Presiding: The Honorable Joe Neguse, Chair

On Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. (EST), the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands will hold a virtual, fully remote legislative hearing on the following bills:

  • H.R. 1638 (Rep. Dusty Johnson-R-SD) To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to transfer certain National Forest System land to the State of South Dakota, and for other purposes. Gilt Edge Mine Conveyance Act.
  • H.R. 4178 (Rep. Jared Huffman, D-CA) To extend the authority to collect Shasta-Trinity Marina fees through fiscal year 2027.Shasta-Trinity Marina Fee Extension.
  • H.R. 5093 (Rep. Jaime Herrera Butler, R-WA) To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to transfer certain National Forest System land in the State of Washington to Skamania County, Washington. Wind River Administrative Site Conveyance Act.
  • H.R. 5493 (Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez- D-NM) To provide for greater consultation between the Federal Government and the governing bodies and community users of land grant-mercedes in New Mexico, to provide for a process for recognition of the historic-traditional uses of land grant-mercedes, and for other purposes. Land Grant-Mercedes Traditional Use Recognition and Consultation Act.
  • H.R. 6366 (Rep. John Garamendi, D-CA) To modify the boundary of the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument to include certain Federal land in Lake County, California, and for other purposes. Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument Expansion Act.

Witness List

Panel I

Rep. Dusty Johnson (H.R. 1638) South Dakota, At Large

Rep. Jared Huffman (H.R. 4178) California, 2nd District

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (H.R. 5093) Washington, 3rd District

Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez (H.R. 5493) New Mexico, 3rd District

Rep. John Garamendi (H.R. 6366) California, 3rd District

Panel II

Mr. Greg Smith (All Bills) (testimony)

Director of Lands and Realty Management

Forest Service

Department of Agriculture

Mr. Mark Lambrecht (H.R. 5493 & H.R. 6366) (testimony)

Assistant Director

National Landscape Conservation System Bureau of Land Management

Mr. Anthony Roberts (H.R. 6366) (testimony)

Tribal Chairman

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation

Panel III

Mr. Hunter Roberts (H.R. 1638) (testimony)


South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Mr. Paul Hauser (H.R. 4178) (testimony)

General Manager

Trinity Public Utility District

Mr. Tom Lannen (H.R. 5093) (testimony)

District 2 Commissioner

Skamania County, Washington

Mr. Arturo Archuleta (H.R. 5493) (testimony)

Program Manager

New Mexico Land Grant Council