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John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act


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John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act

Natural Resources Management Act
This bill sets forth provisions regarding various programs, projects, activities, and studies for the management and conservation of natural resources on federal lands.
Specifically, the bill addresses, among other matters
  • land conveyances, exchanges, acquisitions, withdrawals, and transfers;
  • national parks, monuments, memorials, wilderness areas, wild and scenic rivers, historic and heritage sites, and other conservation and recreation areas;
  • wildlife conservation;
  • helium extraction;
  • small miner waivers of claim maintenance fees;
  • wildland fire operations;
  • the release of certain federal reversionary land interests;
  • boundary adjustments;
  • the Denali National Park and Preserve natural gas pipeline;
  • fees for medical services in units of the National Park System;
  • funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund;
  • recreational activities on federal or nonfederal lands;
  • a national volcano early warning and monitoring system;
  • federal reclamation projects; and
  • search-and recovery-missions.
In addition, the bill reauthorizes the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Historic Preservation Program and the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program.



Passed House


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Signed by President.

Date: March 12, 2019

Presented to President.

Date: March 6, 2019

Pursuant to the provisions of H. Con. Res. 21, enrollment corrections on S. 47 have been made.

Date: February 26, 2019

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 363 - 62 (Roll no. 95). (text: CR H2142-2211)

Date: February 26, 2019

Public Lands and Natural Resources
Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act
Date: January 8, 2019 Official Title: To provide for the management of the natural resources of the United States, and for other purposes.Short title This Act may be cited as the "Natural Resources Management Act".Definition of Secretary In this Act, the term means the Secretary of the Interior.Purposes The purposes of this section are
  • (1) to authorize, direct, expedite and facilitate the land exchange set forth herein; and
  • (2) to promote enhanced public outdoor recreational and natural resource conservation opportunities in the Pike National Forest near Pikes Peak, Colorado, via acquisition of the non-Federal land and trail easement.Definitions In this section:
  • (1) BHI The term means Broadmoor Hotel, Inc., a Colorado corporation.
  • (2) Federal land The term means all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to approximately 83 acres of land within the Pike National Forest, El Paso County, Colorado, together with a nonexclusive perpetual access easement to BHI to and from such land on Forest Service Road 371, as generally depicted on the map entitled "Proposed Crags Land ExchangeFederal ParcelEmerald Valley Ranch" and dated March 2015.
  • (3) Non-Federal land The term means the land and trail easement to be conveyed to the Secretary by BHI in the exchange and is
    • (A) approximately 320 acres of land within the Pike National Forest, Teller County, Colorado, as generally depicted on the map entitled "Proposed Crags Land ExchangeNon-Federal ParcelCrags Property" and dated March 2015; and
    • (B) a permanent trail easement for the Barr Trail in El Paso County, Colorado, as generally depicted on the map entitled "Proposed Crags Land ExchangeBarr Trail Easement to United States" and dated March 2015, and which shall be considered as a voluntary donation to the United States by BHI for all purposes of law.
  • (4) Secretary The term means the Secretary of Agriculture, unless otherwise specified.
  • (1) In general If BHI offers to convey to the Secretary all right, title, and interest of BHI in and to the non-Federal land, the Secretary shall accept the offer and simultaneously convey to BHI the Federal land.
  • (2) Land title Title to the non-Federal land conveyed and donated to the Secretary under this section shall be acceptable to the Secretary and shall conform to the title approval standards of the Attorney General of the United States applicable to land acquisitions by the Federal Government.
  • (3) Perpetual access easement to BHI The nonexclusive perpetual access easement to be granted to BHI as shown on the map referred to in subsection (b)(2) shall allow
    • (A) BHI to fully maintain, at BHI's expense, and use Forest Service Road 371 from its junction with Forest Service Road 368 in accordance with historic use and maintenance patterns by BHI; and
    • (B) full and continued public and administrative access and use of Forest Service Road 371 in accordance with the existing Forest Service travel management plan, or as such plan may be revised by the Secretary.