Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health Legislative Hearing on: H.R. 822, HR 4806, and HR4838
Thursday, July 22, 2004

washington, D.C.


Legislative Hearing on:

H.R. 822, To enhance ecosystem protection and the range of outdoor opportunities protected by law
in the Skykomish River valley of the State of Washington by designating certain lower-elevation 
Federal lands as wilderness, and for other purposes.
H.R. 4806, To provide for a land exchange involving Federal lands in the Lincoln National Forest in 
the State of New Mexico, and for other purposes.
H.R. 4838, To establish a Healthy Forest Youth Conservation Corps to provide a means by which 
young adults can carry out rehabilitation and enhancement projects to prevent fire and suppress 
fires, rehabilitate public land affected or altered by fires, and provide disaster relief, and for other 
purposes.

WITNESSES

Chairman Richard Pombo's Opening Statement

PANEL I

Honorable Rick Larsen
2nd District of Washington
US House of Representatives

PANEL II

The Honorable Mark Rey
Undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment
U.S. Department of Agriculture

PANEL III

Jeff Sax
Councilman
Snohomish County, District 5

Ed Husmann
Sky Valley Resident & 
Snohomish County Farm Bureau Member

Mike Town
Friends of Wild Sky

Gene L. Chase
Snohomish County Resident

Chris Fadden
Vice President
Washington State Snowmobile Association

Aaron Reardon
Snohomish County Executive

PANEL IV

Art Pope
Executive Director
Northwest Youth Corps

PANEL V

Honorable Randy Neugebauer
19th District of Texas
US House of Representatives

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