H. R. 2351
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
December 8, 2011
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
To direct the Secretary of the Interior to continue stocking fish in certain lakes in the North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake National Recreation Area, and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area.
This Act may be cited as the
North Cascades National Park Service
Complex Fish Stocking Act.
In this Act:
North cascades national park service complex
The term North Cascades National Park Service Complex means collectively the North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake National Recreation Area, and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area.
term plan means the document entitled
National Park Service Complex Mountain Lakes Fishery Management Plan and
Environmental Impact Statement and dated June 2008.
The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.
Stocking of certain lakes in the north cascades national park service complex
Subject to subsection (b), the Secretary shall authorize the stocking of fish in lakes in the North Cascades National Park Service Complex.
The Secretary is authorized to allow stocking of fish in not more than 42 of the 91 lakes in the North Cascades National Park Service Complex that have historically been stocked with fish.
Native nonreproducing fish
The Secretary shall only stock fish that are—
native to the slope of the Cascade Range on which the lake to be stocked is located; and
nonreproducing, as identified in management alternative B of the plan.
In making fish stocking decisions under this Act, the Secretary shall consider relevant scientific information, including the plan and information gathered under subsection (c).
The Secretary shall coordinate the stocking of fish under this Act with the State of Washington.
Research and monitoring
The Secretary shall—
continue a program of research and monitoring of the impacts of fish stocking on the resources of the applicable unit of the North Cascades National Park Service Complex; and
beginning on the date that is 5 years after the date of enactment of this Act and every 5 years thereafter, submit to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate and the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives a report that describes the results of the research and monitoring under paragraph (1).
Passed the House of Representatives December 7, 2011.
Karen L. Haas,