-Originally established in 1807, but it has undergone many different incarnations since then.
-It has jurisdiction over:
Fisheries and wildlife, including research, restoration, refuges, and conservation.
Forest reserves and national parks created from the public domain.
Forfeiture of land grants and alien ownership, including alien ownership of mineral lands.
International fishing agreements.
Interstate compacts relating to apportionment of waters for irrigation purposes.
Irrigation and reclamation, including water supply for reclamation projects and easements of public lands for irrigation projects; and acquisition of private lands when necessary to complete irrigation projects.
Native Americans generally, including the care and allotment of Native American lands and general and special measures relating to claims that are paid out of Native American funds.
Insular possessions of the United States generally (except those affecting the revenue and appropriations).
Military parks and battlefields, national cemeteries administered by the Secretary of the Interior, parks within the District of Columbia, and the e******n of monuments to the memory of individuals.
Mineral land laws and claims and entries thereunder.
Mineral resources of public lands.
Mining interests generally.
Mining schools and experimental stations.
Marine affairs, including coastal zone management (except for measures relating to oil and other pollution of navigable waters).
Petroleum conservation on public lands and conservation of the radium supply in the United States.
Preservation of prehistoric ruins and objects of interest on the public domain.
Public lands generally, including entry, easements, and grazing thereon.
Relations of the United States with Native Americans and Native American tribes.
Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline (except ratemaking).
The Chairman is Mr. Nick J. Rahall, II, (D)West Virginia,
Mr. Don Young, (R)Alaska is the Ranking Member.
The chairmans job is to hold comittee meetings and conduct them.
The Democrats on the comittee are:
Dale E. Kildee, Michigan
Eni F.H. Faleomavaega, American Samoa
Neil Abercrombie, Hawaii
Solomon P. Ortiz, Texas
Frank Pallone, Jr., New Jersey
Donna M. Christensen, Virgin Islands
Grace F. Napolitano, California
Rush D. Holt, New Jersey
Raúl M. Grijalva, Arizona
Madeleine Z. Bordallo, Guam
Jim Costa, California
Dan Boren, Oklahoma
John P. Sarbanes, Maryland
George Miller, California
Edward J. Markey, Massachusetts
Peter A. DeFazio, Oregon
Maurice D. Hinchey, New York
Patrick J. Kennedy, Rhode Island
Ron Kind, Wisconsin
Lois Capps, California
Jay Inslee, Washington
Mark Udall, Colorado
Joe Baca, California
Hilda L. Solis, California
Stephanie Herseth, South Dakota
Heath Shuler, North Carolina
The Republicans are:
Jim Saxton, New Jersey
Elton Gallegly, California
John J. Duncan, Jr., Tennessee
Wayne T. Gilchrest, Maryland
Ken Calvert, California
Chris Cannon, Utah
Thomas G. Tancredo, Colorado
Jeff Flake, Arizona
Rick Renzi, Arizona
Stevan Pearce, New Mexico
Henry E. Brown, Jr., South Carolina
Luis G. Fortuño, Puerto Rico
Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Washington
Bobby Jindal, Louisiana
Louie Gohmert, Texas
Tom Cole, Oklahoma
Rob Bishop, Utah
Bill Shuster, Pennsylvania
Dean Heller, Nevada
Bill Sali, Idaho
Doug Lamborn, Colorado
And here is their contact info in case you need it:
Members of the
Committee on Natural Resources
U.S. House of Representatives
1329 Longworth House Office Building
(202) 225-6065 Fax: (202) 225-1931
Answered By: kaadbear - 3/9/2007