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Washington, D.C. – The Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee will hold a Public Lands & Forests Subcommittee hearing next week.
 
A Public Lands & Forests Subcommittee hearing will be held Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in SD-628. The purpose of the hearing is to receive testimony on the following bills: S. 3000, a bill to grant rights-of-way for electric transmission lines over certain Native allotments in the State of Alaska; S. 3599, to establish the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument in the State of New Mexico; S. 3794, to provide for the implementation of the Owyhee Initiative Agreement, and for other purposes; S. 3854, to designate certain land in the State of Oregon as wilderness, and for other purposes; H.R. 3603, to promote the economic development and recreational use of National Forest System lands and other public lands in central Idaho, to designate the Boulder-White Cloud Management Area to ensure the continued management of certain National Forest System lands and Bureau of Land Management lands for recreational and grazing use and conservation and resource protection, to add certain National Forest System lands and Bureau of Land Management lands in central Idaho to the National Wilderness Preservation System, and for other purposes; and H.R. 5025, to protect for future generations the recreational opportunities, forests, timber, clean water, wilderness and scenic values, and diverse habitat of Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon, and for other purposes.
 
Invited Witnesses Include:
 
The Honorable Mike Crapo, United States Senator
The Honorable Mike Simpson, United States Congressman
The Honorable Earl Blumenauer, United States Congressman
The Honorable Greg Walden, United States Congressman
 
Panel 1
 
Mr. Chad Calvert
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
Land and Minerals Management
Department of the Interior
 
The Honorable Mark Rey
Undersecretary
Natural Resources and the Environment
Department of Agriculture
 
Panel 2
 
Dr. Adrian Hunt, Ph.D.
Executive Director
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
Albuquerque, NM
 
Mr. Fred Huff
Land Use Coordinator
Las Cruces Four Wheel Drive Club
Las Cruces, NM
 
Panel 3
 
Mr. Rick Johnson
Executive Director
Idaho Conservation League
Boise, ID
 
The Honorable Cliff Hansen
Commissioner
Custer County
Stanley, ID
 
Mr. Fred Grant
Chair
Owyhee Initiative Working Group
Nampa, ID
 
Mr. Grant Simonds
Executive Director
Idaho Outfitter and Guides Association
Boise, ID
 
Panel 4
 
Mr. Brett Madron
President
Idaho trail machine Association
Boise, ID
 
Mr. Mike Webster
President
Idaho Cattlemen
Roberts, ID
 
Mr. Russ Heughins
Issues Coordinator
Idaho Wildlife Federation
Boise, ID
 
Ms. Amanda Mathews
Citizen of Custer County
State of Idaho
Stanley, ID
 
Ms. Carole King
Citizen of Custer County
State of Idaho
Stanley, ID
 
Panel 5
 
Mr. Brian Maguire
Member
Board of Directors
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers
Portland, OR
 
Mr. Jay Ward
Conservation Director
Oregon Natural Resources Council
Portland, OR
 
Ms. Jill Van Winkle
Trail Specialist
International Mountain Biking Association
Hood River, OR