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  • HEARING ON H.R. 3963, H.R. 2125, H.R. 3950, H.R. 4144, H.R. 4211, H.R. 4230, AND H.R. 4287

    HEARING

    BEFORE THE

    SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS AND PUBLIC LANDS

    OF THE

    COMMITTEE ON RESOURCES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

    ONE HUNDRED FIFTH CONGRESS

    SECOND SESSION ON

    H.R. 3963: TO ESTABLISH TERMS AND CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR SHALL CONVEY LEASEHOLDS IN CERTAIN PROPERTIES AROUND CANYON FERRY RESERVOIR, MONTANA H.R. 2125: TO AUTHORIZE APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE COASTAL HERITAGE TRAIL ROUTE IN NEW JERSEY, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES H.R. 3950: TO DESIGNATE A PORTION OF THE OTAY MOUNTAIN REGION OF CALIFORNIA AS WILDERNESS H.R. 4144: TO ENSURE THE PROTECTION OF NATURAL, CULTURAL, AND HISTORICAL RESOURCES IN CUMBERLAND ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE AND CUMBERLAND ISLAND WILDERNESS IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA H.R. 4211: TO ESTABLISH THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY, IN THE STATE OF ALABAMA, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES H.R. 4230: TO PROVIDE FOR A LAND EXCHANGE INVOLVING THE EL PORTAL ADMINISTRATIVE SITE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA H.R. 4287: TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS AND MINOR ADJUSTMENTS TO THE BOUNDARIES OF THE GRAND STAIRCASE-ESCALANTE NATIONAL MONUMENT IN THE STATE OF UTAH

    JULY 28, 1998, WASHINGTON, DC

    Serial No. 105–104

    Printed for the use of the Committee on Resources

    Available via the World Wide Web: http://www.access.gpo.gov/congress/house or

    Committee address: http://www.house.gov/resources

    U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

    50–836 CC WASHINGTON : 1998

    http://www.access.gpo.gov/congress/house http://www.house.gov/resources

  • COMMITTEE ON RESOURCES

    DON YOUNG, Alaska, Chairman W.J. (BILLY) TAUZIN, Louisiana JAMES V. HANSEN, Utah JIM SAXTON, New Jersey ELTON GALLEGLY, California JOHN J. DUNCAN, JR., Tennessee JOEL HEFLEY, Colorado JOHN T. DOOLITTLE, California WAYNE T. GILCHREST, Maryland KEN CALVERT, California RICHARD W. POMBO, California BARBARA CUBIN, Wyoming HELEN CHENOWETH, Idaho LINDA SMITH, Washington GEORGE P. RADANOVICH, California WALTER B. JONES, JR., North Carolina WILLIAM M. (MAC) THORNBERRY, Texas JOHN SHADEGG, Arizona JOHN E. ENSIGN, Nevada ROBERT F. SMITH, Oregon CHRIS CANNON, Utah KEVIN BRADY, Texas JOHN PETERSON, Pennsylvania RICK HILL, Montana BOB SCHAFFER, Colorado JIM GIBBONS, Nevada MICHAEL D. CRAPO, Idaho

    GEORGE MILLER, California EDWARD J. MARKEY, Massachusetts NICK J. RAHALL II, West Virginia BRUCE F. VENTO, Minnesota DALE E. KILDEE, Michigan PETER A. DEFAZIO, Oregon ENI F.H. FALEOMAVAEGA, American

    Samoa NEIL ABERCROMBIE, Hawaii SOLOMON P. ORTIZ, Texas OWEN B. PICKETT, Virginia FRANK PALLONE, JR., New Jersey CALVIN M. DOOLEY, California CARLOS A. ROMERO-BARCELÓ , Puerto

    Rico MAURICE D. HINCHEY, New York ROBERT A. UNDERWOOD, Guam SAM FARR, California PATRICK J. KENNEDY, Rhode Island ADAM SMITH, Washington WILLIAM D. DELAHUNT, Massachusetts CHRIS JOHN, Louisiana DONNA CHRISTIAN-GREEN, Virgin Islands RON KIND, Wisconsin LLOYD DOGGETT, Texas

    LLOYD A. JONES, Chief of Staff

    ELIZABETH MEGGINSON, Chief Counsel

    CHRISTINE KENNEDY, Chief Clerk/Administrator

    JOHN LAWRENCE, Democratic Staff Director

    SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS AND PUBLIC LANDS

    JAMES V. HANSEN, Utah,

    Chairman ELTON, GALLEGLY, California JOHN J. DUNCAN, JR., Tennessee JOEL HEFLEY, Colorado WAYNE T. GILCHREST, Maryland RICHARD W. POMBO, California HELEN CHENOWETH, Idaho LINDA SMITH, Washington GEORGE P. RADANOVICH, California WALTER B. JONES, JR., North Carolina JOHN B. SHADEGG, Arizona JOHN E. ENSIGN, Nevada ROBERT F. SMITH, Oregon RICK HILL, Montana JIM GIBBONS, Nevada

    ENI F.H. FALEOMAVAEGA, American Samoa

    EDWARD J. MARKEY, Massachusetts NICK J. RAHALL II, West Virginia BRUCE F. VENTO, Minnesota DALE E. KILDEE, Michigan FRANK PALLONE, JR., New Jersey CARLOS A. ROMERO-BARCELÓ , Puerto

    Rico MAURICE D. HINCHEY, New York ROBERT A. UNDERWOOD, Guam PATRICK J. KENNEDY, Rhode Island WILLIAM D. DELAHUNT, Massachusetts DONNA CHRISTIAN-GREEN, Virgin Islands RON KIND, Wisconsin LLOYD DOGGETT, Texas

    ALLEN FREEMYER, Counsel TODD HULL, Professional

    Staff LIZ BIRNBAUM, Democratic

    Counsel GARY GRIFFITH, Professional

    Staff

    (II)

  • C O N T E N T S

    Page

    Hearing held July 28, 1998 ..................................................................................... 1 Statements of Members:

    Bilbray, Hon. Brian, a Representative in Congress from the State of California ....................................................................................................... 8

    Prepared statement of ............................................................................... 9 Faleomavaega, Hon. Eni F. H., a Delegate in Congress from American

    Samoa ............................................................................................................ 4 Hansen, Hon. James V. a Representative in Congress from the State

    of Utah ........................................................................................................... 2 Prepared statement of ............................................................................... 3

    Hill, Hon. Rick, a Representative in Congress from the State of Montana . 53 Kingston, Hon. Jack, a Representative in Congress from the State of

    Georgia ........................................................................................................... 15 Prepared statement of ............................................................................... 18 Additional material submitted for the record by .................................... 173

    LoBiondo, Hon. Frank, a Representative in Congress from the State of New Jersey ................................................................................................ 5

    Prepared statement of ............................................................................... 7 Additional material submitted for the record by .................................... 170

    Radanovich, Hon. George, a Representative in Congress from the State of California ................................................................................................... 11

    Prepared statement of ............................................................................... 12 Riley, Hon. Bob, a Representative in Congress from the State of Alabama 12

    Prepared statement of ............................................................................... 14 Statements of witnesses:

    Barger, Don, Southeast Regional Director, National Parks and Conserva- tion Association ............................................................................................. 79

    Prepared statement of ............................................................................... 206 Binkley, Virgil, President, Broadwater Rod and Gun Club, Board Mem-

    ber, Canyon Ferry Fishing Association, Member, Broadwater Stream

    and Lake Committee .................................................................................... 68 Prepared statement of ............................................................................... 111

    Budewitz, Thomas, Attorney, representing the Board of Commissioners, Broadwater County, Montana ...................................................................... 66

    Prepared statement of ............................................................................... 107 Fischer, Jerry, President/CEO, Yosemite Motels ........................................... 72

    Prepared statement of ............................................................................... 215 Fry, Tom, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management ........................... 55

    Prepared statement of ............................................................................... 96 Galetto, Jane Morton, President, Citizens United to Protect the Maurice

    River and its Tributaries, Inc. ..................................................................... 81 Prepared statement of ............................................................................... 212

    Knuffke, Darrell, Vice President of Regional Conservation, The Wilder- ness Society ................................................................................................... 70

    Prepared statement of ............................................................................... 118 Martinez, Eluid, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation, United States

    Department of the Interior; accompanied by Larry Todd, Acting Re- gional Director, Great Plains Region, Bureau of Reclamation,

    United States Department of the Interior ............................................................... 54

    Prepared statement of ............................................................................... 94 Paxton, Gregory, President/CEO, Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation 76 Payton, Benjamin, Office of the President, Tuskegee University ................ 74

    Prepared statement of .........................................................................