Home > calendar > Page
Oversight Field Hearing on "Impact of the Mountain Pine Beetle Epidemic in the Black Hills"
Sunday, July 10, 2011 12:30 PM
Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands
Rafter J Bar Ranch, 12325 Rafter J Road, Hill City, South Dakota


SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS AND PUBLIC LANDS
Rafter J Bar Ranch, 12325 Rafter J Road, Hill City, South Dakota
Sunday, July 10, 2011
12:30 p.m. Central Time

  • Press Release - Field Hearing Examines Need for Long Term Solution to Fight Pine Beetle Epidemic, Prevent Wildfires (7/11/2011)
  • Committee Action - Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands to Hold South Dakota Field Hearing on Mountain Pine Beetle Epidemic (6/30/2011)

OVERSIGHT FIELD HEARING ON:

  • "Impact of the Mountain Pine Beetle Epidemic in the Black Hills"
Watch the Archived Hearing Webcast:

Get Adobe Flash player

OPENING STATEMENTS:

The Honorable Rob Bishop
Chairman

The Honorable Kristi Noem
Subcommittee Member

WITNESSES AND TESTIMONY:

Panel I

Craig Bobzien
Supervisor
Black Hill National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Ray Sowers
State Forester
South Dakota Department of Agriculture

Nort Johnson
State Forester
South Dakota Department of Agriculture
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Todd George
Owner
Rafter J Bar Ranch Campground
(Truth in Testimony Form)

James Scherrer
Business Director
Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Jim Neiman
Vice President/CEO
Neiman Enterprises, Inc.
(Truth in Testimony Form)

BACKGROUND:

Mountain Pine Beetles have spread throughout the West and reached epidemic levels in America’s forests. These beetles specifically infect and kill trees – leaving behind large areas of dead trees that increases the risk of forest fires around homes, businesses and power lines. Since 1997, the Mountain Pine Beetles have infected nearly 4 million acres of national forest across the Black Hills, Colorado and Wyoming.

Related Photos:

Latest News

Bishop Welcomes Trump Action on Offshore Energy Initiatives

House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s announcement on offshore initiatives. “A thorough review of the morass o...... Read more

Committee Passes Bipartisan Bill to Safeguard Electric Transmission, Enhance Grid Reliability

Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 1873, the “Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act,” bipartisan vote of 24-14. Representatives Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) and Kurt Schrad...... Read more

Committee Advances Slate of Bills to Boost Water and Power Infrastructure

Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed a slate of bills to expand and improve our nation’s water and power infrastructure. The bills represent one segment of the Committee’s contributi...... Read more

View All News

Calendar

Oversight Hearing on Examining the Consequences of Executive Overreach of the Antiquities Act
Subcommittee on Federal Lands | 1324 Longworth House Office Building Washington D.C. 20515
Oversight Hearing on the Challenges of Keeping Hydropower Affordable and Opportunities for New Development
Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans | 1324 Longworth House Office Building Washington D.C. 20515
View All Events