2007 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 2007. 


Forest Restoration and Hazardous Fuels Reduction Efforts in the Forests of Oregon and Washington - Statement of Jim Caswell, Director, Bureau of Land Management, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (12-13-07).

H.R. 2445, Alexander Creek Village Recognition Act, H.R. 3350 Alaska Native Veterans Land Allotment Equity Act, H.R. 3560, Southeast Alaska Native Land Entitlement Finalization Act, and H.R. 3351, Native American Challenge Demonstration Project Act - Statement of Michael Nedd, Assistant Director Minerals, Realty and Resource Protection, Bureau of Land Management, House Committee on Natural Resources (11-14-07).  

H.R. 2632, Sabinoso Wilderness Act, H.R. 3682, California Desert and Mountain Heritage Act, H.R. 2334, Rocky Mountain National Park Wilderness and Indian Peaks Wilderness Expansion Act - Statement of Elena Daly, Director National Landscape Conservation System, Bureau of Land Management, House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (11-13-07).

H.R. 3301, the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act - Statement of Luke Johnson, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, House Committee on Natural, Resources, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (11-1-07).  

H.R. 2246, Reno, Nevada Land Conveyance Validations - Statement of Michael Nedd, Assistant Director for Mineral, Realty & Resource Protection, Bureau of Land Management, House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands  (10-23-2007). 

The Applicability of Federal Requirements that Protect Public Health and the Environment to Oil and Gas Development - Statement of Robert Anderson, Deputy Assistant Director, Minerals, Realty and Resource Protection, Bureau of Land Management, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, (10-31-07)

H.R. 1311, The Nevada Cancer Institute Expansion Act  - Statement of Michael Nedd, Assistant Director Minerals, Realty and Resource Protection, Bureau of Land Management, House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (10-23-2007).

H.R. 816, Orchard Detention Basin Flood Control Act - Statement of Michael Nedd, Assistant Director Minerals, Realty and Resource Protection, Bureau of Land Management,  House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (10-23-2007).

H.R. 2246, Reno, Nevada Land Conveyance Validations - Statement of Michael Nedd, Assistant Director for Mineral, Realty & Resource Protection, Bureau of Land Management, House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (10-23-2007).

H.R. 1922, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area Act - Statement of Michael Nedd, Assistant Director for Mineral,, Realthy & Resource Protection, Bureau of Land Management, House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommitte on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (10-23-2007).

H.R. 1975, Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act - Statement of Henri Bisson, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, House Committee on Natural Resources , Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (10-18-07).

Regarding the Great Basin Restoration Initiative - Statement of Mike Pellant, Great Basin Restoration Initiative Coordination, Bureau of Land Management, Senate Energy and Natural Resource (10-11-07).

S1341, Las Cienegas Enhancement & Saguaro National Park Boundary Adjustment Act - Statement of Daniel N. Wenk, Deputy Director, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Public Lands (9-27-07).

S1608, Southern Nevada Readiness Center Act - Statement of Michael Nedd, Assistant Director, Minerals, Realty and Resources Protections, the Bureau of Land Management, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Public Lands abd Forests (9-20-07).

S.1377, Southern Nevada Limited Transition Area Act - Statement of Michael Nedd, Assistant Director, Minerals, Realty and Resources Protections, the Bureau of Land Management, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (9-20-07).

S1940, Rio Puerco Watershed Management Program Reauthorization Act - Statement of Michael Nedd, Assistant Director, Mineral, Realty and Resources Protections, the Bureau of Land Management, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (9-20-07).

S1740, North Dakota Enabling Act and First Morrill Act Amendments Act - Michael Nedd, Assistant Director Mineral, Realty and Resources Protections, the Bureau of Land Management, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (9-20-07).

S1433, Thomas P. O'Hara Public Land Career Opportunity Act - Statement of Michael Nedd, Assistant Director, Mineral, Realty and Resource Protection, the Bureau of Land Management, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (9-20-07).

S.1143, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area Act - Statement of Michael Nedd, Assistant Director, Minerals, Realty and Resources Protections, the Bureau of Land Management, Energy and Natural Resources Committeee, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (9-20-07).

H.R. 3058, the Public Land Communities Transition Assistance Act of 2007 — Statement of Julie Jacobson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (7-26-07).

H.R. 2262, the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2007 — Statement of Henri Bisson, Deputy Director of Operations, Bureau of Land Management, House Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources (7-26-07).

Fire Preparedness of Federal Land Management Agencies for the 2007 Wildfire Season and Recent Reports on the Agencies' Efforts to Contain the Costs of Wildfire Management Activities — Joint Statement of Mark Rey, Under Secretary, Natural Resources and Environment, U.S. Department Agriculture and C. Stephen Allred, Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (6-26-07).

Fire Preparedness and Hazardous Fuels Reduction Activities — Joint Statement of Mark Rey, Under Secretary, Natural Resources and Evironment, Department of Agriculture and C. Stephen Allred, Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management, DOI, House Natural Resources Committee, National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (6-19-07).

H.R. 2016, National Landscape Conservation System — Statement of Elena Daly, the Bureau of Land Management, Director, National Resources Conservation System, Houses Natural Resources, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (6-7-07).

H.R. 2337, The Energy Policy Reform and Revitalization Act of 2007 — Statement of Henri Bisson, Deputy Director of Operations, Bureau of Land Management, House Natural Resources (5-23-07).

H.R.523, Douglas County, Washington, PUD Conveyance Act — Statement of Mike Ferguson, Assistant Director, Business and Fiscal Resources, Bureau of Land Management, House Natural Resources, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (5-10-07).

S.390, Utah Recreation Land Exchange Act — Statement of Jim Hughes, Acting Director, Bureau of Land Management, Senate Energy and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (5-3-07).

S.1139, National Landscape Conservation System Act — Statement of Jim Hughes, Acting Director, Bureau of Land Management, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (5-3-07).

S.205, & H.R.865, The Cooper Valley Native Allotment Resolution Act — Statement of Jim Hughes, Acting Director, Bureau of Land Management, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (5-3-07).

Joint Oversight Hearing on Oil and Gas Impacts on Public Lands — Statement of Henri Bisson, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittees on Energy and Minerals Resources and Parks, Forests and Public Lands (4-26-07).

Oversight Hearing on Climate Change: Renewable Energy Development on Public Lands — Statement of Jim Hughes, Acting Director of the Bureau of Land Management, House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources (4-19-07).

H.R. 554, The Paleontological Resources Preservation Act — Statement of Sue Masica, Chief of Staff, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (4-17-07).

S. 380, Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (P.L.106-393) — Statement of Julie Jacbson, 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 (3-1-07).

FY 2008 Budget Request of the Bureau of Land Management — Statement of Jim Hughes, Acting Director of the Bureau of Land Management, House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (2-27-07).

FY 2008 Budget Request of the Bureau of Land Management — Statement of Jim Hughes, Acting Director, Bureau of Land Management, House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources (2-27-07). 

Wildland Fire Suppression Cost Containment — Statement of Nina Rose Hatfield, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Business Management and Wildland Fire, Department of the Interior, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (1-30-07).