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Emancipation National Historic Trail Study Act

HR 434Public Lands and Natural Resources • Introduced by Sheila Jackson Lee on 2019-1-10

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2019-6-27

Big Bear Land Exchange Act

HR 255Public Lands and Natural Resources • Introduced by Paul Cook on 2019-1-4

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2019-6-27

Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act

S 94Public Lands and Natural Resources • Introduced by Shelley Capito on 2019-1-10

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-4-30

Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act

HR 6510Public Lands and Natural Resources • Introduced by Rob Bishop on 2018-7-25

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2018-12-28

Recreation Not Red-Tape Act

HR 3400Public Lands and Natural Resources • Introduced by Rob Bishop on 2017-7-26

Has summary

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2018-12-28

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Recreation Not Red-Tape Act

This bill amends the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act to require the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Forest Service to review the process for the issuance and renewal of special recreation permits, including for cross-jurisdictional trips, with respect to outfitters and guides.

The Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) shall: (1) coordinate with states to allow the purchase of federal and state recreation passes at federal and state facilities in the same transaction, and (2) sell National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes, and make payment of entrance and standard amenity recreation fees available, through federal websites.

Interior and USDA should work with the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure that service members and veterans have access to outdoor recreation and to outdoor-related volunteer and wellness programs.

The Forest Service, BLM, and National Park Service may develop management plans for extending the recreation season or increasing recreation use during the offseason.

The Forest Service and BLM shall evaluate land managers based on the achievement of applicable agency recreational and tourism goals.

The Army Corps of Engineers, the Bureau of Reclamation, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the Department of Transportation shall consider how land and water management decisions can enhance recreation opportunities and the recreation economy.

The bill amends the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 to establish the Ski Area Fee Retention Account. A specified portion of rental charges for ski area permits on a Forest Service unit shall be deposited in such account, and a specified portion of such amounts shall be available to such unit for ski area administration, improvements, and visitor services.

The bill establishes a National Recreation Area System to be comprised of existing National Recreation Areas and new units designated after enactment of this bill.

Interior and USDA shall: (1) develop initiatives to enhance private-sector volunteer programs, actively promote private-sector volunteer opportunities, and provide outreach and coordination to the private sector to carry out projects and programs for the stewardship of federal land; and (2) establish an interagency trail management plan under which federal land management agencies shall coordinate so that trails that cross jurisdictional boundaries between those agencies are uniformly managed and maintained.

21st Century Conservation Service Corps Act of 2017

HR 2987Public Lands and Natural Resources • Introduced by Martha McSally on 2017-6-21

Has summary

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2018-12-28

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21st Century Conservation Service Corps Act of 2017

This bill amends the Public Lands Corps Act of 1993 to replace provisions that established the Public Lands Corps with provisions establishing the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) to:

  • engage youth and veterans in civilian national service positions to conserve, rebuild, and enhance the natural resources, infrastructure, and recreation assets of the United States;
  • increase public access to, and use of, public and tribal land and water, infrastructure, and natural, cultural, and historical resources, while spurring economic development and outdoor recreation and addressing backlogged maintenance on public land;
  • conserve, restore, and enhance such resources by carrying out high-quality, cost-effective projects;
  • ensure that the activities and expertise of corpsmembers will be accessible to any public, nonprofit, or tribal entity responsible for the stewardship of land and water in coordination with the land or water owner;
  • place youth and veterans in civilian national service positions to protect, restore, and enhance U.S. natural resources, infrastructure, and recreation assets in a cost-effective manner without undue duplication or overlap of federal agency activities or programs; and
  • channel widespread interest among youth and veterans in serving in such positions to help conserve, restore, and enhance public and tribal land and water, infrastructure, and natural, cultural, and historical resources and to develop the next generation of outdoor stewards, entrepreneurs, recreationists, and sportsmen.

The 21CSC shall be implemented jointly by the participating entities, which shall include the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Departments of Interior, Agriculture, Transportation, Labor, Energy, Defense, Veterans Affairs, Commerce, Education, and Housing and Urban Development. Such entities shall: (1) establish a process for an organization to become a 21CSC organization, and (2) support 21CSC projects.

A 21CSC organization shall provide to each youth or veteran corpsmember a wage, stipend, living allowance, and/or an educational credit, as well as skills development, credentials, and education, for participation in a 21CSC project that involves:

  • specified conservation and restoration projects;
  • the support, development, and enhancement of outdoor recreation or urban green space;
  • service that is primarily indoors with a clear benefit for natural, cultural, or historic resources or treasures; or
  • a project on private land or water having a direct or recognized public or environmental benefit or the funding of which originated from a governmental entity.

The bill sets forth provisions governing 21CSC conservation centers and program support, the provision of resource assistants, and Corpsmember eligibility for a noncompetitive hiring status and national service educational awards.

A participating entity may offer to enter into a cooperative agreement with a tribal agency or a 21CSC organization to establish and administer the Indian Youth 21st Century Conservation Service Corps, which shall carry out 21CSC projects on tribal land or water.

Restoring Local Input and Access to Public Lands Act of 2018

HR 6939Public Lands and Natural Resources • Introduced by Liz Cheney on 2018-9-27

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2018-12-20

To amend title 18, United States Code, to establish measures to combat invasive lionfish, and for other purposes.

HR 6255Public Lands and Natural Resources • Introduced by Darren Soto on 2018-6-27

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2018-12-20

Domestic Offshore Energy Reinvestment Act of 2018

HR 6771Public Lands and Natural Resources • Introduced by Garret Graves on 2018-9-12

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2018-12-19

National Monument CAP Act

HR 3990Public Lands and Natural Resources • Introduced by Rob Bishop on 2017-10-6

Has summary

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2018-12-19

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National Monument Creation and Protection Act

This bill amends the Antiquities Act of 1906 to allow the President to declare by public proclamation an object or objects of antiquity (currently, historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures, and other objects of historic or scientific interest) that are situated on lands owned or controlled by the federal government to be national monuments. "Objects of antiquity" means relics, artifacts, human or animal skeletal remains, fossils, and certain buildings constructed before enactment of this bill.

The bill prescribes limits on land that may be declared to be a national monument based on acreage, proximity to other national monuments, whether it has been reviewed by the Department of the Interior or Agriculture (USDA) under the National Environmental Policy Act, and whether it has been approved by each county and state within whose boundaries it will be located.

Such limitation shall not apply to a designation made to prevent imminent and irreparable harm to the object or objects of antiquity to be protected. Such exception shall end after one year and may be used only once.

The President may reduce the size of any declared national monument: (1) by 85,000 acres or less; or (2) by more than 85,000 acres only if the reduction has been approved by each county and state within whose boundaries the monument will be located and reviewed by Interior or USDA under the National Environmental Policy Act.

The bill prohibits any land from being declared as a national monument in a configuration that would place nonfederally owned property within the monument without first obtaining the owners' written consent.

Emery County Public Land Management Act of 2018

S 2809Public Lands and Natural Resources • Introduced by Orrin Hatch on 2018-5-9

Has summary

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2018-12-19

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Emery County Public Land Management Act of 2018

This bill establishes the San Rafael Swell Western Heritage and Historic Mining National Conservation Area, consisting of 336,467 acres in Utah. The bill also amends the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a 54-mile segment of Green River, which is located in the area, as a component of the national wild and scenic rivers system.

Over 500,000 acres in Utah are designated as national wilderness areas, including Candland Mountain, Crack Canyon, Desolation Canyon, Devil's Canyon, Horseshoe Canyon (North), Mexican Mountain, Muddy Creek, Nelson Mountain, San Rafael Reef, and Sid's Mountain.

With respect to the newly established conservation area and wilderness areas, the bill:

  • allows for commercial services to the extent necessary to fulfill the areas' recreational or other purposes;
  • allows the grazing of livestock, if already established, to continue;
  • allows for the "casual collection" (for noncommercial use) of plants, rocks, and minerals; and
  • otherwise provides for management by the Department of the Interior.

In addition, with respect to other land in Utah, the bill provides for:

  • the cooperative (state and federal) management of the Temple Mountain Cooperative Management Area (7,792 acres);
  • the management of the Goblin Valley State Park Expansion as a state park;
  • the establishment and management of the Jurassic National Monument (2,534 acres); and
  • public purpose conveyances, by Interior to the applicable local government entity, of the Huntington Airport (1,400 acres), the Emery City Recreation Area (640 acres), the State Road 6 Emery Sheriff's Office substation site (640 acres), and the Buckhorn Information Center (65 acres).

Sustainable Shark Fisheries and Trade Act of 2018

S 2764Public Lands and Natural Resources • Introduced by Marco Rubio on 2018-4-26

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2018-12-19

Wildfire Management Technology Advancement Act of 2018

S 2290Public Lands and Natural Resources • Introduced by Maria Cantwell on 2018-1-10

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2018-12-19

Oregon Wildlands Act

S 1548Public Lands and Natural Resources • Introduced by Ron Wyden on 2017-7-13

Has summary

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2018-12-19

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation Restoration Act

S 2599Public Lands and Natural Resources • Introduced by Tina Smith on 2018-3-22

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2018-12-17

World War II Pacific Sites Establishment Act

HR 5706Public Lands and Natural Resources • Introduced by Colleen Hanabusa on 2018-5-8

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2018-12-12

Reconstruction Era National Historical Park Act

HR 5532Public Lands and Natural Resources • Introduced by James Clyburn on 2018-4-17

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2018-12-12

FDR Historic Preservation Act

HR 5420Public Lands and Natural Resources • Introduced by John Faso on 2018-3-29

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2018-12-12

Big Bear Land Exchange Act

HR 5513Public Lands and Natural Resources • Introduced by Paul Cook on 2018-4-13

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2018-12-11

Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act

S 2773Public Lands and Natural Resources • Introduced by Dianne Feinstein on 2018-4-26

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2018-12-11

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