H.R. 1497, a Bill to Reauthorize Title I of the Sikes Act, Legislative Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans of the Committee on Resources, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, First Session, April 10, 2003 [open pdf - 312KB]
This is the April 10, 2003 hearing on "H.R. 1497, a Bill to Reauthorize Title I of the Sikes Act," held before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans of the Committee on Resources. From the opening statement of Wayne T. Gilchrest: "The law, which was first enacted in 1960, is responsible for the conservation of fish, wildlife, and their habitat at some 25 million acres of military land. The Department of Defense has some 400 military installations throughout the United States that contain wildlife resources. In fact, nearly 300 Federally listed, threatened and endangered species reside on those lands under the jurisdiction of DOD. In many ways, those DOD lands are a unique ecosystem." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John G. Baughman, A. Lewis Deal, Raymond F. DuBois, Jr., Chester O. Martin, Dan Meyer, Gene Rurka, and Benjamin N. Tuggle.
Serial No. 108-15
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