October 28, 2005
05:08 PM

Washington, D.C. - The Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee will hold two subcommittee hearings next week.


The National Parks Subcommittee will hold a hearing on Tuesday, November 1 at 10:00 a.m. in room SD-366 to receive testimony on the National Park Service’s Draft Management Policies, including potential impact of the policies on park operations, park resources, interaction with gateway communities, and solicitation and collection of donations.              


Invited Witnesses Include:


Honorable Steve Martin

Deputy Director

National Park Service  


Mr. Denis P. Galvin

Former Deputy Director

National Park Service (retired)

McLean, VA


Mr. William P. Horn


Birch, Horton, Bittner, and Cherot

Washington, DC


Mr. Don Castleberry

Former Midwest Regional Director

National Park Service (retired)

Little Rock, AR


The Public Lands and Forests Subcommittee will hold a hearing on Wednesday, November 2 at 2:00 p.m. in room SD-366 to receive testimony on S. 1541, to protect, conserve, and restore public lands administered by the Department of the Interior or the Forest Service and adjacent land through cooperative cost-share grants to control and mitigate the spread of invasive species;  S. 1548, to provide for the conveyance of certain Forest Service land to the city of Coffman Cove, Alaska;  S. 1552, to amend Public Law 97-435 to extend the authorization for the Secretary of the Interior to release certain conditions contained in a patent concerning certain lands conveyed by the United States to Eastern Washington University until December 31, 2009; and H.R. 482, to provide for a land exchange involving Federal lands in the Lincoln National Forest in the State of New Mexico. 


Invited Witnesses Include:


Ms. Gloria Manning

Associate Deputy Chief for National Forest Systems

USDA Forest Service  


Mr. Scott Cameron

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Performance, Accountability, and Human Resources

Department of the Interior