National Parks Subcommittee Hearing

July 28, 2021
10:00 AM
366 Dirksen Senate Office Building

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. Reynolds

    Regional Director, Interior Regions 6, 7 & 8
    National Park Service
  • Mr. Kevin Schneider

    Acadia National Park
  • Ms. Kristen Brengel

    Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
    National Parks Conservation Association
  • Mr. Kevin Gartland

    Executive Director
    Whitefish Chamber of Commerce