The hearing will be held on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. in Room SD-366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.
The purpose of the hearing is to review the impacts of overcrowding in our national parks on park resources and visitor experiences, and to consider strategic approaches to visitor use management.
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. 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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Witness Panel 1
Mr. Michael T. ReynoldsRegional Director, Interior Regions 6, 7 & 8National Park Service
Mr. Kevin SchneiderSuperintendentAcadia National Park
Ms. Kristen BrengelSenior Vice President, Government AffairsNational Parks Conservation Association
Mr. Kevin GartlandExecutive DirectorWhitefish Chamber of Commerce