Federal Land Management Agencies and Programs: CRS Experts

Congress faces multiple issues regarding the ownership and management of federal lands and related resources. The following table provides access to names and contact information of CRS experts on general policy issues related to federal land management, as well as the CRS experts on the specific agencies charged with management of those lands. These agencies include the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and National Park Service in the Department of the Interior, and the U.S. Forest Service in the Department of Agriculture. For an overview of these issues, see also CRS Report R43429, Federal Lands and Related Resources: Overview and Selected Issues for the 116th Congress, coordinated by Katie Hoover.

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Federal Land Management Agencies and Programs: CRS Experts

Updated March 21, 2019 (R42656)

Congress faces multiple issues regarding the ownership and management of federal lands and related resources. The following table provides access to names and contact information of CRS experts on general policy issues related to federal land management, as well as the CRS experts on the specific agencies charged with management of those lands. These agencies include the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and National Park Service in the Department of the Interior, and the U.S. Forest Service in the Department of Agriculture. For an overview of these issues, see also CRS Report R43429, Federal Lands and Related Resources: Overview and Selected Issues for the 116th Congress, coordinated by Katie Hoover.

For primarily legal questions, please submit a request to the CRS American Law Division by

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Legislative Issues

Name/Title

Phone

Email

General Federal Land Management Issues

 

 

Climate Issues

R. Eliot Crafton
Analyst in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Drought

Peter Folger
Specialist in Energy and Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Endangered Species Act

Pervaze Sheikh
Specialist in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Energy and Mineral Resources—Onshore

Marc Humphries
Specialist in Energy Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Energy and Mineral Resources—Offshore

Laura Comay
Specialist in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

 

Marc Humphries
Specialist in Energy Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Guides and Outfitters

Mark DeSantis
Analyst in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Historic Preservation

Laura Comay
Specialist in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

 

Mark DeSantis
Analyst in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

 

Sandra Johnson
Information Research Specialist

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Hunting and Fishing

R. Eliot Crafton
Analyst in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Invasive Species

R. Eliot Crafton
Analyst in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

 

Sahar Angadjivand
Analyst in Agricultural Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Land and Water Conservation Fund

Carol Hardy-Vincent
Specialist in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

National Monuments and the Antiquities Act

Carol Hardy-Vincent
Specialist in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

National Wilderness Preservation System

Katie Hoover
Specialist in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

 

Anne Riddle
Analyst in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

National Wild and Scenic Rivers

Anne Riddle
Analyst in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

 

Sandra Johnson
Information Research Specialist

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

National Trails System

Mark DeSantis
Analyst in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

 

Sandra Johnson
Information Research Specialist

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT)

Katie Hoover
Specialist in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Recreation Fees

Carol Hardy-Vincent
Specialist in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Timber Harvest

Anne Riddle
Analyst in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Tribal Lands

Peter Folger
Specialist in Energy and Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Wildfire

Katie Hoover
Specialist in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Bureau of Land Management

 

 

 

General Issues

Carol Hardy-Vincent
Specialist in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Forest Management

Katie Hoover
Specialist in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Range and Grazing Issues

Carol Hardy-Vincent
Specialist in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Recreation

Carol Hardy-Vincent
Specialist in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Wild Horses and Burros

Carol Hardy-Vincent
Specialist in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Appropriations

Carol Hardy-Vincent
Specialist in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

 

 

 

General Issues

R. Eliot Crafton
Analyst in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Fisheries and National Fish Hatchery System

R. Eliot Crafton
Analyst in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

National Wildlife Refuge System

R. Eliot Crafton
Analyst in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Recreation

R. Eliot Crafton
Analyst in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Appropriations

R. Eliot Crafton
Analyst in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

U.S. Forest Service

 

 

 

General Issues

Katie Hoover
Specialist in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Forest Management

Katie Hoover
Specialist in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Range and Grazing Issues

Carol Hardy-Vincent
Specialist in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Recreation

Katie Hoover
Specialist in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Secure Rural Schools

Katie Hoover
Specialist in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Wildfire

Katie Hoover
Specialist in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Appropriations

Katie Hoover
Specialist in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

National Park Service

 

 

 

General Issues

Laura Comay
Specialist in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Establishment/Designations

Laura Comay
Specialist in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Recreation

Laura Comay
Specialist in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Appropriations

Laura Comay
Specialist in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Author Contact Information

R. Eliot Crafton, Analyst in Natural Resources Policy ([email address scrubbed], [phone number scrubbed])