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National Park Service Testimony

110th Congress
2nd Session - 2008

 

FEBRUARY 2008

STATEMENT OF DIRK KEMPTHORNE, SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR BEFORE THE HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE ON INTERIOR, ENVIRONMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES ON THE 2009 PRESIDENT'S BUDGET REQUEST

STATEMENT OF DIRK KEMPTHORNE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR BEFORE THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES ON THE 2009 PRESIDENT'S BUDGET REQUEST

STATEMENT OF MARY A. BOMAR, DIRECTOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS, AND PUBLIC LANDS OF THE HOUSE NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE CONCERNING THE FISCAL YEAR 2009 BUDGET REQUEST FOR THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

 

MARCH 2008

STATEMENT OF MARY A. BOMAR, DIRECTOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON INTERIOR, ENVIRONMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES OF THE HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING THE FISCAL YEAR 2009 BUDGET REQUEST FOR THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

STATEMENT OF KATHERINE H. STEVENSON, ACTING ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, BUSINESS SERVICES, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS AND PUBLIC LANDS, COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING H.R. 877, TO AMEND THE ADAMS NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK ACT OF 1998 TO INCLUDE THE QUINCY HOMESTEAD WITHIN THE BOUNDARY OF THE ADAMS NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

STATEMENT OF KATHERINE H. STEVENSON, ACTING ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, BUSINESS SERVICES, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS, AND PUBLIC LANDS, COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING H.R. 1423, A BILL TO AUTHORIZE THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR TO LEASE A PORTION OF A VISITOR CENTER TO BE CONSTRUCTED OUTSIDE THE BOUNDARY OF THE INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHOSRE IN PORTER COUNTY, INDIANA

STATEMENT OF KATHERINE H. STEVENSON, ACTING ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, BUSINESS SERVICES, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS, AND PUBLIC LANDS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING H.R. 1693, A BILL TO AUTHORIZE NATIONAL MALL LIBERTY FUND D.C. TO ESTABLISH A MEMORIAL ON FEDERAL LAND IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AT CONSTITUTION GARDENS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED TO HONOR FREE PERSONS AND SLAVES WHO FOUGHT FOR INDEPENDENCE, LIBERTY, AND JUSTICE FOR ALL DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

STATEMENT OF HENRI BISSON, DEPUTY DIRECTOR BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES, SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FOREST AND PUBLIC LANDS ON "THE IMPACTS OF UNMANAGED OFF-ROAD VEHICLES ON FEDERAL LAND"
STATEMENT OF STEPHEN P. MARTIN, SUPERINTENDENT, GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS AND PUBLIC LANDS, OF THE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING THE IMPACTS OF PROPOSED URANIUM MINING NEAR GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK.


APRIL 2008

STATEMENT OF KATHERINE H. STEVENSON, ACTING ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, BUSINESS SERVICES, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U. S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING H.R. 3998, AMERICA'S HISTORICAL AND NATURAL LEGACY STUDY ACT.

STATEMENT OF KATHERINE H. STEVENSON, ACTING ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, BUSINESS SERVICES, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING S. 1633 TO AUTHORIZE THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR TO CONDUCT A SPECIAL RESOURCE STUDY TO DETERMINE THE SUITABILITY AND FEASIBILITY OF INCLUDING THE BATTLEFIELD AND RELATED SITES OF THE BATTLE OF SHEPHERDSTOWN IN SHEPHERDSTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA, AS PART OF HARPERS FERRY NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK OR ANTIETAM NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD

STATEMENT OF KATHERINE H. STEVENSON, ACTING ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, BUSINESS SERVICES, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING S. 1993 AND H.R. 2197, TO MODIFY THE BOUNDARY OF HOPEWELL CULTURE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK IN THE STATE OF OHIO

STATEMENT OF KATHERINE H. STEVENSON, ACTING ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, BUSINESS SERVICES, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING S. 2207, TO AUTHORIZE THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR TO STUDY THE SUITABILITY AND FEASIBILITY OF DESIGNATING THE GREEN MCADOO SCHOOL IN CLINTON, TENNESSEE, AS A UNIT OF THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM.
STATEMENT OF KATHERINE H. STEVENSON, ACTING ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, BUSINESS SERVICES, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE SENATE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMITTEE, CONCERNING H.R. 3332 AND S. 2502, TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A MEMORIAL WITHIN KALAUPAPA NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK TO HONOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO WERE RELOCATED TO THE KALAUPAPA PENINSULA FROM 1866 TO 1969.
STATEMENT OF KATHERINE H. STEVENSON, ACTING ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, BUSINESS SERVICES, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U. S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING S. 2512, A BILL TO ESTABLISH THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA IN THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF KATHERINE H. STEVENSON, ACTING ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, BUSINESS SERVICES, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U. S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING S. 2254, A BILL TO ESTABLISH THE MISSISSIPPI HILLS NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA IN THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

STATEMENT OF P. LYNN SCARLETT, DEPUTY SECRETARY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE
SENATE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES SUBCOMMITEE ON NATIONAL PARKS REGARDING S. 2262, PRESERVE AMERICA AND SAVE AMERICA'S TREASURES ACT
STATEMENT OF KATHERINE H. STEVENSON, ACTING ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, BUSINESS SERVICES, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, REGARDING S. 2329 AND H.R. 2627, BILLS TO ESTABLISH THE THOMAS EDISON NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK IN THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY AS THE SUCCESSOR TO THE EDISON NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE.
STATEMENT OF JULIE JACOBSON DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY LAND AND MINERALS MANAGEMENT U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR SENATE ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC LANDS AND FORESTS S. 2834, WASHINGTON COUNTY GROWTH AND CONSERVATION ACT OF 2008
SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING H.R. 53, A BILL TO AUTHORIZE THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR TO ENTER INTO A LONG-TERM LEASE WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF DANIEL N. WENK, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING S. 662, A BILL TO AUTHORIZE THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR TO CONDUCT A STUDY TO EVALUATE RESOURCES AT THE HARRIET BEECHER STOWE HOUSE IN BRUNSWICK, MAINE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF DANIEL N. WENK, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING S. 827, A BILL TO ESTABLISH THE FREEDOM'S WAY NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA IN THE STATES OF MASSACHUSETTS AND NEW HAMPSHIRE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF DANIEL N. WENK, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING S. 923 AND H.R. 1528, BILLS TO AMEND THE NATIONAL TRAILS SYSTEM ACT TO DESIGNATE THE NEW ENGLAND NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL IN THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT AND COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS AS A COMPONENT OF THE NATIONAL TRAILS SYSTEM, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF DANIEL N. WENK, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING S. 956, A BILL TO ESTABLISH THE LAND BETWEEN THE RIVERS NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF DANIEL N. WENK, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING S. 2073, TO AMEND THE NATIONAL TRAILS SYSTEM ACT RELATING TO THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS THAT APPLIES TO CERTAIN CLAIMS
STATEMENT OF DANIEL N. WENK, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESORCES, CONCERNING S. 2513, A BILL TO MODIFY THE BOUNDARY OF MINUTE MAN NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF DANIEL N. WENK, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR BEFORE THE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING S. 2604 TO ESTABLISH THE BALTIMORE NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF MITCHELL BUTLER, DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY, FISH, WILDLIFE AND PARKS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS AND PUBLIC LANDS, OF THE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING H.R. 859, TO ESTABLISH THE SANGRE DE CRISTO NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA IN THE STATE OF COLORADO, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF MITCHELL BUTLER, DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY, FISH, WILDLIFE AND PARKS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS AND PUBLIC LANDS, OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES CONCERNING H.R. 3981, TO AUTHORIZE THE PRESERVE AMERICA PROGRAM AND SAVE AMERICA'S TREASURES PROGRAM, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
TESTIMONY OF MITCHELL BUTLER, DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY, FISH, WILDLIFE AND PARKS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS AND PUBLIC LANDS OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING H.R. 3667, TO AMEND THE WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS ACT TO DESIGNATE A SEGMENT OF THE MISSISQUOI AND TROUT RIVERS IN THE STATE OF VERMONT FOR STUDY FOR POTENTIAL ADDITION TO THE NATIONAL WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS SYSTEM.
STATEMENT OF MITCHELL BUTLER, DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY, FISH, WILDLIFE AND PARKS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS, AND PUBLIC LANDS OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES CONCERNING H.R. 3227, TO DIRECT THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR TO CONTINUE STOCKING FISH IN CERTAIN LAKES IN THE NORTH CASCADES NATIONAL PARK, ROSS LAKE NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, AND LAKE CHELAN NATIONAL RECREATION AREA.
STATEMENT OF MITCHELL BUTLER, DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY, FISH, WILDLIFE AND PARKS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS AND PUBLIC LANDS OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING H.R. 5540, A BILL TO AMEND THE CHESAPEAKE BAY INITIATIVE ACT OF 1998 TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONTINUING AUTHORIZATION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY GATEWAYS AND WATERTRAILS NETWORK.


MAY 2008

STATEMENT OF MARGARET O'DELL, SUPERINTENDENT, NATIONAL MALL & MEMORIAL PARKS, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS AND PUBLIC LANDS, OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING THE FUTURE OF THE NATIONAL MALL


JUNE 2008

STATEMENT OF HENRI BISSON, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SENATE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE MANAGEMENT ON PUBLIC LANDS.

STATEMENT OF KATHERINE H. STEVENSON, ACTING ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, BUSINESS SERVICES, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS, AND PUBLIC LANDS, COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING H.R. 573, A BILL TO AMEND THE ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES" TO CLARIFY THE AUTHORITY OF THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR TO ACCEPT DONATIONS OF LANDS THAT ARE CONTIGUOUS TO THE INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE.
STATEMENT OF KATHERINE H. STEVENSON, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, BUSINESS SERVICES, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES, SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS, AND PUBLIC LANDS CONCERNING H.R. 3809, TO AMEND THE DELAWARE AND LEHIGH NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR ACT OF 1988 REGARDING THE LOCAL COORDINATING ENTITY OF THE DELAWARE AND LEHIGH NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF KATHERINE H. STEVENSON, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, BUSINESS SERVICES, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS, AND PUBLIC LANDS, HOUSE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING H.R. 4199, A BILL TO AMEND THE DAYTON AVIATION HERITAGE PRESERVATION ACT OF 1992 TO ADD SITES TO THE DAYTON AVIATION HERITAGE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
TESTIMONY OF MARK REY, UNDER SECRETARY NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT,
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, BEFORE THE HOUSE NATURAL RESOURCES SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS AND PUBLIC LANDS, CONCERNING H.R. 5583, GRAND CANYON WATERSHEDS PROTECTION ACT OF 2008.
STATEMENT OF KATHERINE H. STEVENSON, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, BUSINESS SERVICES, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS AND PUBLIC LANDS, OF THE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING H.R. 4828, TO AMEND THE PALO ALTO BATTLEFIELD NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE ACT OF 1991 TO EXPAND THE BOUNDARIES OF THE HISTORIC SITE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF KAREN TAYLOR-GOODRICH, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF VISITOR AND RESOURCE PROTECTION, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE ON S. 1774 AND H.R. 3022, BILLS TO DESIGNATE THE JOHN KREBS WILDERNESS IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, TO ADD CERTAIN LAND TO THE SEQUOIA-KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK WILDERNESS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF KAREN TAYLOR-GOODRICH, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, VISITOR AND RESOURCE PROTECTION, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING S. 2255, TO AMEND THE NATIONAL TRAILS SYSTEM ACT TO PROVIDE FOR STUDIES OF THE CHISHOLM AND GREAT WESTERN TRAIL TO DETERMINE WHETHER TO ADD THE TRAILS TO THE NATIONAL TRAILS SYSTEM, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF KAREN TAYLOR-GOODRICH, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, VISITOR AND RESOURCE PROTECTION, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING S. 2359, A BILL TO ESTABLISH THE ST. AUGUSTINE 450TH COMMEMORATION COMMISSION, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF KAREN TAYLOR-GOODRICH, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, VISITOR AND RESOURCE PROTECTION, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING S. 2943, TO AMEND THE NATIONAL TRAILS SYSTEM ACT TO DESIGNATE THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL.
STATEMENT OF KAREN TAYLOR-GOODRICH, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, VISITOR AND RESOURCE PROTECTION, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING S. 3010, TO REAUTHORIZE THE ROUTE 66 CORRIDOR PRESERVATION PROGRAM.

STATEMENT OF KAREN TAYLOR-GOODRICH, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, VISITOR AND RESOURCE PROTECTION, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING S. 3017, A BILL TO DESIGNATE THE BEAVER BASIN WILDERNESS AT PICTURED ROCKS NATIONAL LAKESHORE IN THE STATE OF MICHIGAN

STATEMENT OF KAREN TAYLOR-GOODRICH, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, VISITOR AND RESOURCE PROTECTION, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING S. 3045, TO ESTABLISH THE KENAI MOUNTAINS-TURNAGAIN ARM NATIONAL FOREST HERITAGE AREA IN THE STATE OF ALASKA, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF KAREN TAYLOR-GOODRICH, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, VISITOR AND RESOURCE PROTECTION, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING S. 3096, TO AMEND THE NATIONAL CAVE AND KARST RESEARCH INSTITUTE ACT OF 1998 TO AUTHORIZE APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE NATIONAL CAVE AND KARST RESEARCH INSTITUTE.
STATEMENT OF KAREN TAYLOR-GOODRICH, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, VISITOR AND RESOURCE PROTECTION, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES CONCERNING H.R. 1143, A BILL TO AUTHORIZE THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR TO LEASE CERTAIN LANDS IN VIRGIN ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
JOINT STATEMENT OF P. LYNN SCARLETT, DEPUTY SECRETARY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, MARK REY, UNDER SECRETARY FOR NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE BEFORE THE HOUSE NATURAL RESOURCES SUBCOMMITEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS AND PUBLIC LANDS AND HOUSE NATURAL RESOURCES SUBCOMMITTEE ON WATER AND POWER REGARDING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF FEE AUTHORITY ON FEDERAL LANDS.


JULY 2008

STATEMENT OF STEPHEN E. WHITESELL, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, PARK PLANNING, FACILITIES, AND LANDS, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS, AND PUBLIC LANDS, HOUSE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING H.R. 160, TO AMEND THE AMERICAN BATTLEFIELD PROTECTION ACT OF 1996 TO ESTABLISH A BATTLEFIELD ACQUISITION GRANT PROGRAM FOR THE ACQUISITION AND PROTECTION OF NATIONALLY SIGNIFICANT BATTLEFIELDS AND ASSOCIATED SITES OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR AND THE WAR OF 1812, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT BY STEPHEN E. WHITESELL, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, PARK PLANNING, FACILITIES, AND LANDS, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE HOUSE NATURAL RESOURCES SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS, AND PUBLIC LANDS CONCERNING H.R. 1847, TO AMEND THE NATIONAL TRAILS SYSTEM ACT TO CLARIFY FEDERAL AUTHORITY RELATING TO LAND ACQUISITION FROM WILLING SELLERS FOR THE MAJORITY OF THE TRAILS IN THE SYSTEM
STATEMENT OF STEPHEN E. WHITESELL, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF PARK PLANNING, FACILITIES AND LANDS, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS, AND PUBLIC LANDS, HOUSE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING H.R. 2933, TO AMEND THE AMERICAN BATTLEFIELD PROTECTION ACT OF 1996 TO EXTEND THE AUTHORIZATION FOR THAT ACT, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
STATEMENT OF STEPHEN E. WHITESELL, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, PARK PLANNING, FACILITIES, AND LANDS, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS AND PUBLIC LANDS, OF THE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING H.R. 3336 TO DIRECT THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR TO CARRY OUT A STUDY TO DETERMINE THE SUITABILITY AND FEASIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A HISTORIC DISTRICT TO THE CAMP HALE ON PARCELS OF LAND IN THE STATE OF COLORADO.

STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE HOUSE NATURAL RESOURCES SUBCOMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS AND PUBLIC LANDS, CONCERNING H.R. 5263, FOREST LANDSCAPE RESTORATION ACT.

STATEMENT OF STEPHEN E. WHITESELL, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, PARK PLANNING, FACILITIES, AND LANDS, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS AND PUBLIC LANDS OF THE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING H.R. 5751, A BILL TO DIRECT THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR AND THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE TO JOINTLY CONDUCT A STUDY OF CERTAIN LAND ADJACENT TO THE WALNUT CANYON NATIONAL MONUMENT IN THE STATE OF ARIZONA AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF STEPHEN E. WHITESELL, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, PARK PLANNING, FACILITIES, AND LANDS, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS AND PUBLIC LANDS, OF THE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING H.R. 6177, TO AMEND THE WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS ACT TO MODIFY THE BOUNDARY OF THE RIO GRANDE WILD AND SCENIC RIVER.
STATEMENT OF DANIEL N. WENK, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS AND PUBLIC LANDS OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING H.R. 5853, A BILL TO EXPAND THE BOUNDARY OF THE MINUTE MAN NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS TO INCLUDE BARRETT'S FARM, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF DANIEL N. WENK, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS AND PUBLIC LANDS, OF THE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING H.R. 6176, TO AUTHORIZE THE EXPANSION OF THE FORT DAVIS NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE IN FORT DAVIS, TEXAS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT DANIEL WENK, DEPUTY DIRECTOR NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS, AND PUBLIC LANDS, CONCERNING H.R. 5335, A BILL TO AMEND THE NATIONAL TRAILS SYSTEM ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE INCLUSION OF NEW TRAIL SEGMENTS, LAND COMPONENTS, AND CAMPGROUNDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRAIL OF TEARS NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAIL
STATEMENT OF DANIEL N. WENK, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS, AND PUBLIC LANDS ON H.R. 6305, A BILL TO CLARIFY THE AUTHORITIES FOR THE USE OF CERTAIN NATIONAL PARK SERVICE PROPERTIES WITHIN GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL PARKS AND SAN FRANCISCO MARITIME NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF DALE DITMANSON, SUPERINTENDENT, GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, OF THE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING THE ALL TAXA BIODIVERSITY INVENTORY WITHIN THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK.
STATEMENT OF STEVE WHITESELL, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, PARK PLANNING, FACILITIES, AND LANDS, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS AND PUBLIC LANDS, HOUSE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES, REGARDING EXPANDING ACCESS TO FEDERAL LANDS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.
STATEMENT OF DANIEL N. WENK, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESORCES CONCERNING S. 3247, TO PROVIDE FOR THE DESIGNATION OF THE RIVER RAISIN NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD PARK IN THE STATE OF MICHIGAN
STATEMENT OF DANIEL N. WENK, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING H.R. 5137, TO ENSURE THAT HUNTING REMAINS A PURPOSE OF THE NEW RIVER GORGE NATIONAL RIVER.
STATEMENT OF DANIEL N. WENK, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES REGARDING S. 1816, A BILL TO ESTABLISH A COMMEMORATIVE TRAIL IN CONNECTION WITH WOMEN'S RIGHTS NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK TO LINK PROPERTIES THAT ARE HISTORICALLY AND THEMATICALLY ASSOCIATED WITH THE STRUGGLE FOR WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
TESTIMONY OF DANIEL N. WENK, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING S. 2093, TO AMEND THE WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS ACT TO DESIGNATE A SEGMENT OF THE MISSISQUOI AND TROUT RIVERS IN THE STATE OF VERMONT FOR STUDY FOR POTENTIAL ADDITION TO THE NATIONAL WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS SYSTEM.
STATEMENT OF DANIEL N. WENK, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING S. 2535, A BILL TO REVISE THE BOUNDARY OF MARTIN VAN BUREN NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE.
STATEMENT OF DANIEL N. WENK, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING S. 2561, TO REQUIRE THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR TO CONDUCT A THEME STUDY TO IDENTIFY SITES AND RESOURCES TO COMMEMORATE AND INTERPRET THE COLD WAR
STATEMENT OF DANIEL N. WENK, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, OF THE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING S. 3011, TO AMEND THE PALO ALTO BATTLEFIELD NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE ACT OF 1991 TO EXPAND THE BOUNDARIES OF THE HISTORIC SITE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF DANIEL N. WENK, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING S. 3113, A BILL TO REINSTATE THE INTERIM MANAGEMENT STRATEGY GOVERNING OFF-ROAD VEHICLE USE IN THE CAPE HATTERAS NATIONAL SEASHORE, NORTH CAROLINA, PENDING THE ISSUANCE OF A FINAL RULE FOR OFF-ROAD VEHICLE USE BY THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE.
STATEMENT OF DANIEL N. WENK, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESORCES CONCERNING S. 3148, TO MODIFY THE BOUNDARY OF THE OREGON CAVES NATIONAL MONUMENT, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

STATEMENT OF DANIEL N. WENK, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, REGARDING BILL S. 3226, TO RENAME THE ABRAHAM LINCOLN BIRTHPLACE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE IN THE STATE OF KENTUCKY AS THE "ABRAHAM LINCOLN BIRTHPLACE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK".

STATEMENT OF DANIEL N. WENK, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, CONCERNING S. 3158, TO EXTEND THE AUTHORITY FOR THE CAPE COD NATIONAL SEASHORE ADVISORY COMMISSION.

 

SEPTEMBER 2008

STATEMENT OF DANIEL N. WENK, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, REGARDING BILL H.R. 3114, TO AUTHORIZE THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR TO ESTABLISH A COMMEMORATIVE TRAIL IN CONNECTION WITH THE WOMEN'S RIGHTS NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK TO LINK PROPERTIES THAT ARE HISTORICALLY AND THEMATICALLY ASSOCIATED WITH THE STRUGGLE FOR WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

STATEMENT OF DANIEL N. WENK, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, REGARDING BILL H.R. 6233, TO REINSTATE THE INTERIM MANAGEMENT STRATEGY GOVERNING OFF-ROAD VEHICLE USE IN THE CAPE HATTERAS NATIONAL SEASHORE, NORTH CAROLINA, PENDING THE ISSUANCE OF A FINAL RULE FOR OFF-ROAD VEHICLE USE BY THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE.
STATEMENT OF DANIEL N. WENK, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, REGARDING BILL H.R. 6291, TO ADJUST THE BOUNDARY OF OREGON CAVES NATIONAL MONUMENT, TO AMEND THE WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS ACT TO DESIGNATE CERTAIN RIVER SEGMENTS IN OREGON AS WILD OR SCENIC RIVERS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
STATEMENT OF DANIEL N. WENK, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, REGARDING BILL H.R. 6470, TO PROVIDE FOR THE DESIGNATION OF CERTAIN SITES IN MONROE COUNTY AND WAYNE COUNTY, MICHIGAN, RELATING TO THE BATTLES OF THE RIVER RAISIN DURING THE WAR OF 1812 AS A UNIT OF THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM.


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