May 9, 2005
02:02 PM

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

The national parks subcommittee will hold a hearing on Tuesday, May 10 at 2:30 p.m. in SD-366 to review the National Park Service’s funding needs for administration and management of the national park system.

Invited Witnesses Include:

Panel 1

Honorable Fran Manella


National Park Service


Panel 2


Mr. Greg Moore

Executive Director

Golden Gate National Park Conservancy

San Francisco, California


Mr. Lee Werst


Association of National Park Rangers

Orem, Utah


Mr. Robert Arnberger

Coalition of National Park Service Retirees

Tucson, Arizona

The full committee will hold a hearing on Wednesday, May 11 at 10:00 a.m. in SD-366 to receive testimony on S. 895: a bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish a rural water supply program in the Reclamation States to provide a clean, safe, affordable, and reliable water supply to rural residents. 

Invited Witnesses Include:

Panel 1                                                                                                           


The Honorable John W. Keys III


Bureau of Reclamation

United States Department of the Interior                       

 Panel 2


Mr. Jim Dunlap                                                                   

Board Member                                                            

The National Rural Water Association                          

Farmington, NM                      


Mr. Duane A. Smith


Western States Water Council

Oklahoma City, OK


Mayor David Lansford


Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Association

Clovis, NM


Mr. Harold Frazier


Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe

Eagle Butte, SD



The public lands and forests subcommittee will hold a hearing on Wednesday, May 11 at 2:00 p.m. to receive testimony on S. 100, to authorize the exchange of certain land in the State of Colorado; S. 235 and H.R. 816, to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to sell certain parcels of Federal land in Carson City and Douglas County, Nevada; S. 404, to make a technical correction relating to the land conveyance authorized by Public Law 108-67; S. 741, to provide for the disposal of certain Forest Service administrative sites in the State of Oregon; S. 761, to rename the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area in the State of Idaho as the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area in honor of the late Morley Nelson, an international authority on birds of prey, who was instrumental in the establishment of this National Conservation Area; and H.R. 486, to provide for a land exchange involving private land and Bureau of Land Management land in the vicinity of Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, for the purpose of removing private land from the required safety zone surrounding munitions storage bunkers at Holloman Air Force Base.

Invited Witnesses Include:

Mr. Tom Lonnie

Assistant Director, Minerals, Realty & Resource Protection

Bureau of Land Management

Department of the Interior


Greg Smith

Director of Lands

U.S. Forest Service

Department of Agriculture