Subcommittee Hearing: NPFPL Legislative Hearing

Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Longworth House Office Building 1324 Presiding: The Hon. Debra Haaland

On Thursday, September 19, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., in Room 1324 Longworth House Office Building, the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (NPFPL) will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills:

  • H.R. 3458 (Rep. Bishop), To promote innovative approaches to outdoor recreation on Federal land and to increase opportunities for collaboration with non-Federal partners, and for other purposes. “Recreation Not Red Tape”
  • H.R. 3879 (Rep. Haaland), To modify the procedures for issuing special recreation permits for certain public land units, and for other purposes. “Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation (SOAR) Act”

Witness List

Panel I

Congressional Panel, Members to be confirmed

Panel II 

Ms. Leah Baker (testimony)

Acting Assistant Director

Resources and Planning

Bureau of Land Management

U.S. Department of the Interior 

Mr. Chris French (testimony)

Deputy Chief

U.S. Forest Service

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Mr. Matt Wade (testimony)

Advocacy & Policy Director

American Mountain Guides Association 

Ms. Robin Chiles (testimony)

Director, Admissions and Outreach


YMCA Camping & Outdoor Leadership 

Mr. Matt Baker-White (testimony)

Acting Director

Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions 

Mr. David Brown (testimony)

Senior Consultant

America Outdoors Association