The hearing will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2020, at 10:00 am EDT in Room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.
The purpose of the hearing is to examine the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on users of public lands, forests, and national parks.
Members of the committee may participate in person or online. The committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of members, staff, and the public. This includes maintaining six-foot social distance spacing in the hearing room. Pursuant to this guidance, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this hearing.
The hearing will be webcast live on the committee’s website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing concludes. Witness testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing.
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Sen. Lisa MurkowskiChairmanSenate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Sen. Joe ManchinRanking MemberSenate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Witness Panel 1
The Honorable Kelly HeplerSecretary, South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & ParksOn Behalf of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA)
Mr. Doug KemperExecutive DirectorColorado Water Congress
Mr. Ethan LaneVice President of Government AffairsNational Cattlemen’s Beef Association
Mr. Will ShafrothPresident and CEONational Park Foundation
Ms. Jess TurnerExecutive DirectorOutdoor Recreation Roundtable