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Improving Land Management Through a Myriad of Locally-Driven Legislative Solutions

  • NFPL Subcommittee

Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on six bills regarding a wide variety of solutions to problems facing federal lands crafted by state and local stakeholders. Subcommittee Chairman Tom Tiffany (R-Wis.) issued the following statement in response:

"If I have learned one thing during my time chairing the Subcommittee on Federal Lands, it is that local input and coordination is absolutely necessary when governing the use of our public lands. I look forward to continuing to work with those on the ground to create practical uses of our public lands."


H.R. 1584, the Plum Island National Monument Act, introduced by U.S. Rep. Nick LaLota (R-N.Y.), would establish Plum Island as a national monument managed by the Department of the Interior.

H.R. 3047, the Apache County and Navajo County Conveyance Act of 2023introduced by U.S. Rep. Eli Crane (R-Ariz.), would convey small parcels of land within the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests to Apache and Navajo Counties for the purpose of expanding existing cemeteries.

H.R. 3173, the Northern Nevada Development and Conservation Act of 2023introduced by U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.), combines various land management proposals affecting public lands in several northern Nevada counties.

H.R. 7332, the Utah State Parks Adjustment Actintroduced by U.S. Rep. Celeste Maloy (R-Utah), would transfer approximately 782 acres of federal land to the State of Utah for inclusion in the Utah State Parks System.

H.R. 1647, the Salem Maritime National Monument Historical Park Redesignation and Boundary Study Actintroduced by U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), would redesignate the Salem Maritime National Historic Site as the Salem Maritime National Historic Park and authorize a boundary survey.

H.R. 6852, the Holcombe Rucker Park Landmark Actintroduced by U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.), would designate Holcomb Rucker Park as a National Commemorative Site. 

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