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Federal Lands

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Tom Tiffany (R-Wis.)

The Subcommittee on Federal Lands is responsible for all matters related to the National Park System, U.S. Forests, federal lands, and national monuments.

Republicans on the Subcommittee are working to expand and protect opportunities for all Americans to enjoy our beautiful public lands, ensuring they are available for recreational opportunities and economic development. Our goal is to ensure that we use our resources wisely so we can provide for our families today while leaving our land in even better shape for future generations of Americans.

Jurisdiction of the Subcommittee:

  • Measures and matters related to the National Park System and its units, including Federal reserved water rights.
  • The National Wilderness Preservation System.
  • Wild and Scenic Rivers System, National Trails System, national heritage areas and other national units established for protection, conservation, preservation or recreational development, other than coastal barriers. 
  • Military parks and battlefields, national cemeteries administered by the Secretary of the Interior, parks in and within the vicinity of the District of Columbia and the erection of monuments to the memory of individuals. 
  • Federal and non-Federal outdoor recreation plans, programs and administration including the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 and the Outdoor Recreation Act of 1963. 
  • Preservation of prehistoric ruins and objects of interest on the public domain and other historic preservation programs and activities, including national monuments, historic sites and programs for international cooperation in the field of historic preservation. 
  • Matters concerning the following agencies and programs: Urban Parks and Recreation Recovery Program, Historic American Buildings Survey, Historic American Engineering Record, and U.S. Holocaust Memorial. 
  • Public lands generally, including measures or matters relating to entry, easements, withdrawals, grazing, and Federal reserved water rights. 
  • Forfeiture of land grants and alien ownership, including alien ownership of mineral lands. 
  • Cooperative efforts to encourage, enhance, and improve international programs for the protection of the environment and the conservation of natural resources otherwise within the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee. 
  • Forest reservations, including management thereof, created from the public domain. 
  • Public forest lands generally, including measures or matters related to entry, easements, withdrawals, grazing, and Federal reserved water rights. 
  • General and continuing oversight and investigative authority over activities, policies, and programs within the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee.  


Vice Chairman John Curtis

Doug Lamborn

Tom McClintock

Russ Fulcher

Pete Stauber

Cliff Bentz

Jen Kiggans

Jim Moylan