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2006 Congressional Testimonies

Below are copies of prepared testimony by BLM and Department of the Interior Executive Leadership before House and Senate Committees for the calendar year 2006.


S. 3636, Washington County Growth and Conservation Act of 2006 - Statement of Chad Calvert, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.  Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Public Lands & Forests (11/16/06).

S. 3772, White Pine County Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act of 2006 - Statement of Chad Calvert, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.  Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (11/16/06).

S. 3000, the Copper Valley Native Allotment Resolution Act - Statement of Chad Calvert, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.  Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (9/27/06).

H.R. 3603, Central Idaho Economic Development and Recreation Act - Statement of Chad Calvert, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.  Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (9/27/06).

S. 3794, Owyhee Initiative Implementation Act of 2006 - Statement of Chad Calvert, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.   Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (9/27/06).

S. 3599, Prehistoric Trackways National Monument Establishment Act - Statement of Chad Calvert, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.  Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (9/27/06).

H.R. 5769, Washington County Growth and Conservation Act of 2006 - Statement of Chad Calvert, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.  House Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health (9/14/06).

H.R. 5617, 13th Regional Corporation Land Entitlement Act And H.R. 5781, the Copper Valley Native Allotment Resolution Act - Statement of Jim Hughes, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.  House Committee on Resources (9/13/06).

Border Security on Federal Lands: What can be done to mitigate impacts along the Southwestern Border, Santee, California - Statement of Steve Borchard, District Manager, California Desert District, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.  House Committee on Resources (8/5/06).

H.R. 4200, the “Forest Emergency Recovery and Research Act” - Statement of Lynn Scarlett, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior.  House Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, Subcommittee on Forestry, Conservation, and Rural Revitalization (8/2/06).

H.R. 4784, the Eugene Land Conveyance Act, H.R. 4235, the Browns Canyon Wilderness Act, H.R. 2718, the Idaho Land Enhancement Act, H.R. 2039 and S. 225, the Federal Land Recreational Visitor Protection Act - Statement of Lawrence E. Benna, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.  House Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health (7/27/06).

Oversight Hearing on “Implementation of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act” - Statement of Nina Rose Hatfield, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Policy, Management and Budget, U.S. Department of the Interior.  Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (7/19/06).

Oversight Hearing on Working Ranches, Healthy Range and Maintaining Open Space - Statement of Ed Shepard, Assistant Director, Renewable Resources and Planning, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.  House Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health (7/13/06).

Oversight Hearing on Onshore Renewable Energy on the Federal Lands - Statement of Lynn Scarlett, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior.  Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (7/11/06).

Oversight Hearing on “Healthy Forests: Targets and Accomplishments” - Statement of Lynn Scarlett, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior.  House Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health (6/29/06).

Oversight Hearing on Pilot Project Implementation under Section 365 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 - Statement of Kathleen Clarke, Director, Bureau of Land Management and H. Dale Hall, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.  Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (6/27/06).

GAO Report – Wildland Fire Suppression – Cost Sharing between Federal and Nonfederal Entities - Statement of Mark Rey, Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment, U.S. Department of Agriculture And Lynn Scarlett, Deputy Secretary, Policy, U.S. Department of the Interior.  Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (6/21/06).

S. 2788, Utah Recreational Land Exchange Act - Statement of Chad Calvert Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management U.S. Department of the Interior. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests  (5/24/06).

S. 2466, the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2006 - Statement of Chad Calvert, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.  Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (5/24/06).

Statement of Christopher Kearney - Statement of Christopher Kearney, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget, U.S. Department of the Interior.  Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (5/10/06).

S. 906—Wildland Firefighter Safety Act of 2005, S. 2003—Watershed Restoration and Enhancement Agreements Act of 2005, H.R. 585—Gateway Communities Cooperation Act, and H.R. 3981—Tahoe National Forest Land Exchanges - Statement of Joel Holtrop, U.S. Forest Service, Deputy Chief for National Forest System, U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (5/10/06).

Firefighting Preparedness - Statement of Nina Rose Hatfield, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Policy, Management and Budget, United States Department of the Interior and Mark Rey, Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment, U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (4/5/06).

H.R. 3534, Piedras Blancas Historic Light Station ONA Act, H.R. 5016, Las Cienegas Enhancement Act - Statement of Tom Lonnie, Assistant Director, Minerals, Realty and Resource Protection, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.  House Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health (4/5/06).

S. 1056, Southern Nevada Limited Transition Area Act, S. 2150, Eugene Land Conveyance Act, S. 2373, City of Green River Land Conveyance Act, H.R. 3507, Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians Land Transfer Act - Statement of Lawrence E. Benna, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.  Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (3/29/06).

H.R. 1370, Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform Act; H.R. 4382, Southern Nevada Readiness Center Act; H.R. 4789, Douglas County, Washington Land Conveyance; S. 56, Rio Grande Natural Area Act - Statement of Tom Lonnie, Assistant Director, Minerals, Realty and Resource Protection, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.  House Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health (3/9/06).

Department of the Interior and Department of Agriculture Fire Aviation Programs -Statement of Nina Rose Hatfield, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Policy, Management and Budget, U.S. Department of the Interior and Mark Rey, Undersecretary, Natural Resources and Environment, U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (2/15/06).