Hearings and Business Meetings

366 Dirksen Senate Office Building 02:30 PM

The Energy and Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests and Mining will hold a hearing on Thursday, April 21 at 2:30 p.m. in Room 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.

 The purpose of the hearing is to receive testimony on the following bills:

  •  S. 1167 (Crapo), to modify the boundaries of the Pole Creek Wilderness, the Owyhee River Wilderness, and the North Fork Owyhee Wilderness and to authorize the continued use of motorized vehicles for livestock monitoring, herding, and grazing in certain wilderness areas in the State of Idaho.

  •  S. 1423 (Boxer), to designate certain Federal lands in California as wilderness, and for other purposes.
  • S. 1510 (Murray), to designate and expand wilderness areas in Olympic National Forest in the State of Washington, and to designate certain rivers in Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park as wild and scenic rivers, and for other purposes. 
  • S. 1699 (Wyden), to designate certain land administered by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service in the State of Oregon as wilderness and national recreation areas and to make additional wild and scenic river designations in the State of Oregon, and for other purposes.
  • S. 1777 (Risch), to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to maintain or replace certain facilities and structures for commercial recreation services at Smith Gulch in Idaho, and for other purposes.
  • S. 2018 (Murkowski), to convey, without consideration, the reversionary interests of the United States in and to certain non-Federal land in Glennallen, Alaska.
  • S. 2223 (Thune), to transfer administrative jurisdiction over certain Bureau of Land Management land from the Secretary of the Interior to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for inclusion in the Black Hills National Cemetery, and for other purposes.
  • S. 2379 (Flake), to provide for the unencumbering of title to non-Federal land owned by the city of Tucson, Arizona, for purposes of economic development by conveyance of the Federal reversionary interest to the City.
  • S. 2383 (Hatch), To withdraw certain Bureau of Land Management land in the State of Utah from all forms of public appropriation, to provide for the shared management of the withdrawn land by the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of the Air Force to facilitate enhanced weapons testing and pilot training, enhance public safety, and provide for continued public access to the withdrawn land, to provide for the exchange of certain Federal land and State land, and for other purposes.
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Opening Remarks

Witness Panel 1