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Oversight Hearing on “Wildfire and Forest Management”
Thursday, July 11, 2013 10:00 AM
Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation
1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515


Oversight Hearing on:

  • "Wildfire and Forest Management”

Member Statements:

The Honorable Doc Hastings
Full Committee Chairman

Witnesses and Testimony:

PANEL I

The Honorable Doug Lamborn
Member of Congress

The Honorable Scott Tipton
Member of Congress

The Honorable Paul Gosar
Member of Congress

The Honorable Ann Kirkpatrick
Member of Congress

PANEL II

Jim Hubbard
Deputy Chief, State and Private Forestry
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

James Douglas
Acting Director, office of Wildland Fire
Senior Adviser, Public Safety, Resource Protection and Emergency Services
U.S. Department of the Interior

Phil Rigdon
Deputy Director
Yakama Indian Nation Department of Natural Resources
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Joe Duda
Deputy State Forester
Colorado State Forest Service
Colorado State University
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Christopher Topik
Director, Restoring America’s Forests
The Nature Conservancy
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Chuck Roady
Vice President & General Manager
F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Company
Federal Forest Resource Coalition
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Background:

This hearing will focus on the need for increased forest management to address forest health and reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire. The Subcommittee will also hear from the U.S. Forest Service and Department of Interior regarding their preparedness for this and future fire seasons as well as their current suppression efforts.

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