Legislative Committees

Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests, and Mining

National Senate Committee

304 Dirksen Senate Building

Washington, DC 20510

Phone: 202-224-4971

Fax: 202-224-7970

Web Address:

Parent Committee: Energy and Natural Resources


 

Jurisdiction of the Subcommittee includes oversight and legislative responsibilities for: public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service including farming and grazing thereon, and wilderness areas; establishment of wildlife refuges on public lands and wilderness designation therein; military land withdrawals; reserved water rights; Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act; territorial affairs; national mining and minerals policy and general mining laws; surface mining, reclamation and enforcement; mining education and research; Federal mineral leasing; Outer Continental Shelf leasing; Naval oil shale reserves; National Petroleum reserve -- Alaska; and deep seabed mining.