Subcommittee Hearing: Legislative Hearing on US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management Bills

National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Date: Thursday, June 18, 2020 Time: 03:30 PM Presiding: Vice Chair Deb Haaland

On Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. EDT, the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands will hold a virtual, fully remote legislative hearing on the following bills:

  • H.R. 244 (Rep. Chris Stewart), To maximize land management efficiencies, promote land conservation, generate education funding, and for other purposes. “Advancing Conservation and Education Act.” 
  • H.R. 1267 (Rep. Greg Gianforte), To designate a mountain ridge in the State of Montana as “B-47 Ridge”. “B-47 Ridge Designation Act.” 
  • H.R. 2611 (Rep. Jared Huffman), To support the establishment and improvement of communications sites on or adjacent to Federal lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture through the retention and use of rental fees associated with such sites, and for other purposes. “Public Lands Telecommunications Act.” 
  • H.R. 3682 (Rep. Ben Ray Luján), To provide for greater consultation between the Federal Government and the governing bodies of land grant-mercedes and acequias in New Mexico and to provide for a process for recognition of the historic-traditional boundaries of land grant-mercedes, and for other purposes. “Land Grand and Acequia Traditional Use Recognition and Consultation Act.” 
  • H.R. 5040 (Rep. John Curtis), To direct the Director of the Bureau of Land Management to study the effects of drone incursions on wildfire suppression, and for other purposes. “Aerial Incursion Repercussion (AIR) Safety Act of 2019.”
  • H.R. 7045 (Rep. Ed Case), To require the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct a study on lands that could be included in a National Forest in Hawai’i, and for other purposes. 
  • H.R. 7099 (Rep. Raúl Grijalva), To provide for the conveyance of a small parcel of Coconino National Forest Land in the State of Arizona.


Witness List

Mr. Ryan Brunner (H.R. 244) (testimony)
National Association of State Trust Lands
Mr. Bryan Wells (H.R. 1267) (testimony)
B-47 Memorial Committee
Ms. Connie Stewart (H.R. 2611) (testimony)
Executive Director
California Center for Rural Policy
Mr. Arturo Archuleta (H.R. 3682) (testimony)
Program Manager
New Mexico Land Grant Council & University of New Mexico Land Grant Studies
Mr. Robert K. Masuda (H.R. 7045) (testimony)
First Deputy
Hawai’i Department of Land and Natural Resources