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 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
World Heritage Convention and U.S. National Parks

World Heritage Convention and U.S. National Parks

Date: July 17, 2000
Creator: McHugh, Lois B
Description: On July 13, 2000, the House passed H.R. 4811, the FY 2001 Foreign Operations bill, containing language prohibiting the use of any funds in the bill for the United Nations World Heritage Fund. This Fund provides technical assistance to countries requesting help in protecting World Heritage sites. On May 20, 1999, the House passed (by voice vote) the American Land Sovereignty Protection Act (H.R. 883), which requires congressional approval to add any additional U.S. national parks and monuments to the World Heritage List, a UNESCO-administered list established by the 1972 World Heritage Convention. This paper describes the operation of the UNESCO Convention and will be updated periodically.
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World Heritage Convention and U.S. National Parks

World Heritage Convention and U.S. National Parks

Date: September 19, 1997
Creator: McHugh, Lois B
Description: During the 105th Congress, the House considered H.R. 901, legislation which would give Congress a role in designating any new U.S. national parks and monuments of world significance added to the World Heritage List, a UNESCO administered list established by the 1972 World Heritage Convention. Sponsors of the bill are concerned that designation of a U.S. site to the U.N. list, which is currently done under Executive Branch authority, does not protect the rights of private property owners or the States. The Administration and opponents of the bill argue that the designation has no affect on property rights and does not provide the United Nations with any legal authority over U.S. territory. H.R. 901 passed the House on October 8, 1997. This paper describes the operation of the UNESCO Convention and H.R. 901. It will be updated as the legislation progresses through the House and Senate. Similar language concerning the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Program has become law. For information on that legislation, see CRS Report 96-517 ENR, Biosphere Reserves: Fact Sheet.
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National Park Management and Recreation

National Park Management and Recreation

Date: June 19, 2002
Creator: Hardy-Vincent, Carol & Whiteman, David
Description: None
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Public (BLM) Lands and National Forests

Public (BLM) Lands and National Forests

Date: October 28, 2002
Creator: Gorte, Ross W & Hardy-Vincent, Carol
Description: None
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Public (BLM) Lands and National Forests

Public (BLM) Lands and National Forests

Date: June 14, 2002
Creator: Gorte, Ross W & Hardy-Vincent, Carol
Description: None
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Public (BLM) Lands and National Forests

Public (BLM) Lands and National Forests

Date: April 12, 2002
Creator: Gorte, Ross W & Hardy-Vincent, Carol
Description: None
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Mining on Federal Lands

Mining on Federal Lands

Date: June 11, 2002
Creator: Humphries, Marc
Description: None
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Mining on Federal Lands

Mining on Federal Lands

Date: July 25, 2002
Creator: Humphries, Marc
Description: None
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Public (BLM) Lands and National Forests

Public (BLM) Lands and National Forests

Date: September 13, 2002
Creator: Gorte, Ross W & Hardy-Vincent, Carol
Description: None
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Mining on Federal Lands

Mining on Federal Lands

Date: September 10, 2002
Creator: Humphries, Marc
Description: None
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