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Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health Legislative Hearing on H.R. 5690, H.R 5756, H.R. 5769, and S. 447
Thursday, September 14, 2006 1:00 PM



SUBCOMMITTEE ON FORESTS AND FOREST HEALTH
1324 Longworth House Office Building
Thursday, September 14, 2006
1:00 p.m.

LEGISLATIVE HEARING ON:

  • HR 5690 (Boren), To adjust the boundaries of the Ouachita National Forest in the States of Oklahoma and Arkansas. "Ouachita National Forest Boundary Adjustment Act of 2006"
  • HR 5756 (Beauprez), To provide additional authority to the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to implement hazardous fuel reduction projects in the State of Colorado in response to dangerous fuel levels and insect infestations in forested Federal land in Colorado, to extend the maximum duration of stewardship contracts carried out in Colorado, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the credit for electricity produced from biomass, and for other purposes. "Colorado Emergency Wildfire and Insect Infestations Response Act of 2006"
  • HR 5769 (Matheson), To establish wilderness areas, promote conservation, improve public land, and provide for high quality economic development in Washington County, Utah, and for other purposes. "Washington County Growth and Conservation Act of 2006"
  • S. 447 (Domenici), To authorize the conveyance of certain Federal land in the State of New Mexico. "Jornada Experimental Range Transfer Act of 2005"

WITNESSES & TESTIMONY

Panel I

Mr. Chad Calvert
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
Land and Minerals Management
Department of the Interior

Mr. Mark Rey
Under Secretary
Natural Resources and Environment
United States Department of Agriculture

Panel II

Mr. Alan Gardner
County Commissioner
Washington County Commissioner

Ms. Suzanne Jones
Regional Director
The Wilderness Society

Dr. Dominik Kulakowski
Forest Ecologist
University of Colorado

Mr. Lyle Laverty
Director
Colorado State Parks

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