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United States Senate Committee on Agriculture Nutrition & Forestry

Shortchanging Our Forests: How Tight Budgets and Management Decisions Can Increase the Risk of Wildfire

Subcommittee: SUBCOMMITTEE ON CONSERVATION, FORESTRY AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Date
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Time
02:30 PM
Location
328A Russell Senate Office Building
Presiding
Sen. Bennet

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry and Natural Resources, will convene a Subcommittee hearing on Tuesday, November 5 at 2:30 p.m. EST in room 328 of the Russell Senate Office Building. The hearing, “Shortchanging Our Forests:  How Tight Budgets and Management Decisions Can Increase the Risk of Wildfire,” will feature testimony from local Colorado business representatives from wildfire-affected areas. Jim Hubbard, the Deputy Chief of the U.S. Forest Service and former Colorado State Forester from 1984-2004, will also testify.

A live webcast of the hearing can be viewed on the Committee’s website at http://ag.senate.gov.

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Witnesses

  1. Mr. Davey Pitcher
    President and CEO
    Wolf Creek Ski Area
    Pagosa Creek , CO
  2. Mr. Jim Hubbard
    Deputy Chief
    U.S. Forest Service
    Washington , DC
  3. Dr. Chris Topik
    Director
    Restoring America's Forests Program, The Nature Conservancy
    Washington , DC
  4. Mr. Tom Troxel
    Executive Director
    Intermountain Forest Association
    Rapid City , SD
  5. Ms. Sallie Clark
    Incoming Vice President
    National Association of Counties, Commissioner
    El Paso County , CO

Panel I

  1. Mr. Jim Hubbard
    Deputy Chief
    U.S. Forest Service
    Washington , DC

Panel II

  1. Ms. Sallie Clark
    Incoming Vice President
    National Association of Counties, Commissioner
    El Paso County , CO
  2. Mr. Davey Pitcher
    President and CEO
    Wolf Creek Ski Area
    Pagosa Creek , CO
  3. Dr. Chris Topik
    Director
    Restoring America's Forests Program, The Nature Conservancy
    Washington , DC
  4. Mr. Tom Troxel
    Executive Director
    Intermountain Forest Association
    Rapid City , SD