H.R. 554, Paleontological Resources Preservation Act; H.R. 986, Eightmile Wild and Scenic River Act; H.R. 1100, Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site Boundary Revision Act of 2007; and H.R. 1285, Snoqualmie Pass Land Conveyance Act: Legislative Hearing Before the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands of the Committee on Natural Resources, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session, Tuesday, April 17, 2007, Volume 4

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Página 32 - The government is best which governs least. " "/ know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education.
Página 21 - Mr. Chairman, this concludes my prepared testimony. I would be pleased to answer any questions you or other members of the subcommittee may have.
Página 15 - Reservation lands" includes national parks and monuments, or any other reservations of the United States for the use of or administration by the National Park Service, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Reclamation, or any agency outside the Department of the Interior. (i) "Right-of-way" includes license, permit, or easement, as the case may be, and, where applicable, includes "site".
Página 44 - Statements' provision that scientifically significant vertebrate specimens should be curated and accessioned in institutions charged in perpetuity with conserving fossil vertebrates for scientific study and education. The Ethics Statement further recognizes the responsibility of paleontologists to expeditiously disseminate information to other paleontologists and to the general public. Perhaps the most important part of the SVP Ethics Statement from a public policy perspective is the conclusion that...
Página 5 - ... of San Francisco unless the repairs are made. The FACE plaintiffs cannot afford to rehabilitate these dwellings unless they receive 3% FACE loans payable over 20 years. If FACE is not funded, they are in jeopardy of losing their property. STATEMENT OF HON.
Página 46 - ... it brings them into, or keeps them within, a public trust. Any other trade or commerce in scientifically significant vertebrate fossils is inconsistent with the foregoing, in that it deprives both the public and professionals of important specimens, which are part of our natural heritage. APPENDIX 2 JOINT POSITION STATEMENT BY THE PALEONTOLOGICAL SOCIETY AND THE SOCIETY OF VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY ON PALEONTOLOGICAL RESOURCES ON US PUBLIC LANDS The Paleontological Society and The Society of Vertebrate...
Página 45 - If laws are created to restrict the collection of fossils on public lands, the only people who should be allowed to collect them are people with appropriate skills for doing so and with a permit for that purpose. All the fossils that they find should go into museums and universities prepared to protect them
Página 17 - Service the National Park Service, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Página 49 - The Nature Conservancy is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of biological diversity. Our mission is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
Página 19 - S. 546 would codify this collection policy and standardize the permitting requirements among the various agencies, as recommended in the Interagency Fossil Report. It would ensure that these fossils are retained as public property and curated in suitable repositories for current and future generations of scientists and the public to study and enjoy. Scientists use the information from specimens in repository collections to build on our understanding of the history of life and physical environment...