This bill does nothing to protect all wilderness areas from industry & greed. Since this is not protecting our natural resources from leases to industries, then I oppose it. And I do not support it for the same reasoning. We must do better in keeping pristine areas virgin & wild. Native American land must be protected and governed from within more than in DC. All our lands must be protected from industry & development. Keep it in the ground. We don’t need to expand extracting our natural resources for use or export. The public lands that hold these resources must be protected from pollution using chemicals, excessive drilling & mining. Our virgin wilderness areas are not meant to be leased for drilling, fracking, mining, deforestation; our wildlife habitats reserved for wildlife, not trapping & hunting, not leased for grazing lands. The very purpose is to preserve for future generations so stop raiding & leasing these areas. Ban these type leases to keep our natural lands pristine wilderness areas.
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;
-small miner waivers of claim maintenance fees;
-wildland fire operations;—
-the release of certain federal reversionary land interests;
-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
In addition, the bill reauthorizes the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Historic Preservation Program and the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program.