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Oversight Hearing on "Secure Rural Schools Reauthorization and Forest Management Options for a Viable County Payments Program"
Thursday, July 14, 2011 10:00 AM
Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands
1334 Longworth House Office Building


SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS AND PUBLIC LANDS
1334 Longworth House Office Building
Thursday, July 14, 2011
10:00 a.m.

OVERSIGHT HEARING ON:

  • "Secure Rural Schools Reauthorization and Forest Management Options for a Viable County Payments Program"

OPENING STATEMENT:

The Honorable Doc Hastings
Full Committee Chairman

WITNESSES AND TESTIMONY:

Panel I

The Honorable Greg Walden
Member of Congress (OR-02)

Mary Wagner
Associate Chief
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Duane Vaagen
President
Vaagen Bros. Lumber Inc.
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Paul Pearce
Chair, Skamania County Board of Commissioners
National Association of Counties
Partnership for Rural America

Caroline Dauzat
Owner
Rex Lumber
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Panel II

David Tenney
President
County Supervisors Association of Arizona
Navajo County Board of Supervisors

Anna Morrison
Women in Timber
(Truth in Testimony Form)

David Crews
Superintendent
Norwood Colorado School District

BACKGROUND:

The Secure Rural Schools program was established in 2000 to provide rural counties that have significant federal forest lands with critical funding needed for schools, roads and local forest management programs. The program’s authorization expires on September 30th.

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