Congressman Rick Nolan

Representing the 8th District of Minnesota
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Nolan Reintroduces Measure to Streamline Voyageurs National Park Land Management

Mar 7, 2017
Press Release

U.S. Rep Rick Nolan has reintroduced legislation to ensure all of the lands within the boundary of Voyageurs National Park will be managed consistently.

H.R 1350 codifies a Department of Interior inter-agency land transfer, saving staff time and taxpayer dollars by eliminating the need for a duplicative land management renewal procedure that has required publication and notice in the Federal Register – a burdensome process for lands that were originally intended to be administered by the National Park Service when Voyageurs National Park was established.

The measure, which has been referred to the House Natural Resources Committee and Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, also proposes to exchange certain tracts of State and Federal land for more beneficial and mutual management. According to the National Park Service, there are no anticipated costs associated with the inter-agency land transfer itself.

“I’m proud to reintroduce this measure to improve land management at Minnesota’s crown jewel in the National Park system, Voyageurs National Park,” said Nolan. “Our legislation will ensure that all of Voyageurs National Park will be managed consistently to provide thousands of visitors with an even better experience here in our beautiful Minnesota north country.”

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