Senate Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests

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Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Senate Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests
Members, 110th Congress
Democrats: Republicans:

Daniel K. Akaka (Hawaii)
Tim Johnson (South Dakota)
Mary Landrieu (Louisiana)
Ken Salazar (Colorado)
Robert Menendez (New Jersey)
Blanche Lincoln (Arkansas)
Bernard Sanders (Vermont)

Richard Burr (North Carolina)
Larry Craig (Idaho)
Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)
Jim DeMint (South Carolina)
Jeff Sessions (Alabama)
Gordon Smith (Oregon)
Jim Bunning (Kentucky)

The official website lists the subcommittee responsibilities:

Jurisdiction of the Subcommittee includes oversight and legislative responsibilities for: public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service including farming and grazing thereon, and wilderness areas; establishment of wildlife refuges on public lands and wilderness designation therein; military land withdrawals; reserved water rights; Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act; territorial affairs; national mining and minerals policy and general mining laws; surface mining, reclamation and enforcement; mining education and research; Federal mineral leasing; Outer Continental Shelf leasing; Naval oil shale reserves; National Petroleum reserve -- Alaska; and deep seabed mining.

Phone: (202) 224-8276
Fax: (202) 224-7970

It is a subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Upcoming Hearings

Public Lands & Forests Subcommittee Hearing

Thursday, November 16, 2006
02:30 PM
Energy Committee Hearing Room - SD-366

The purpose of the hearing is to receive testimony on the following bills: S. 3636, a bill to establish wilderness areas, promote conservation, improve public land, and provide for high quality economic development in Washington County, Utah, and for other purposes; and S. 3772, a bill to establish wilderness areas, promote conservation, improve public land, and provide for high quality development in White Pine County, Nevada, and for other purposes.

Witnesses

Panel 1

The Honorable Robert Bennett, Member , U.S. Senate
The Honorable Orrin Hatch, Member , U.S. Senate
The Honorable John Ensign, Member, U.S. Senate
The Honorable Harry Reid, Member, U.S. Senate

Panel 2

Mr. Chad Calvert, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Land and Minerals Management, Department of the Interior--Testimony
Mr. Joel Holtrop, Deputy Chief of the National Forest System, U.S. Forest Service--Testimony

Panel 3

Mr. Brent Eldridge, Commissioner, White Pine County, Nevada--Testimony
Mr. Alan Gardner, Commissioner, Washington County, Utah--Testimony
Mr. Jerry Greenberg, Vice President, Regional Conservation, The Wilderness Society--Testimony
Mr. Peter Metcalf, CEO, Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd., Board of Directors, Outdoor Industry Association--Testimony

See the webcast.


Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittees:

Water and PowerEnergyPublic Lands and ForestsNational Parks

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