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  • ICYMI: Rep. Paul Gosar's Statement on the Yarnell Hill Fire and Memorial Service
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    Jul 1, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee member Rep. Paul Gosar, (AZ-04) issued the following statement in response to the fast-moving Yarnell Hill Fire, in Yavapai County, that has claimed lives and destroyed homes and lead to one of the most deadly days in U.S. Firefighting history: “My heart weeps for those who lost their ... More
  • ICYMI: Yakima Herald: "Fire salvage efforts net 10.7 million board feet of timber"
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    Jun 21, 2013 -
    Last summer, the State of Washington salvaged 10.7 million board feet of timber of the 400,000 acres that burned. That’s more timber than the U.S. Forest Service has sold in the entire region this year (9.6 million board feet), and they have yet to salvage a single acre that was burned. Fire salvage efforts net 10.7 mi... More
  • ICYMI: Congressman Tipton Discusses Wildfire Amendment with KOA
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    Jun 20, 2013 -
    This morning, Congressman Tipton (CO-5) discussed his amendment to the FARRM bill with KOA news out of Denver, Colorado.This amendment hat would help states fight devastating wildfires by providing the Forest Service with a large air tanker and an aerial asset lease program to assist with fighting wildfires. This amend... More
  • Wildfires Breakout In Colorado
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    Jun 13, 2013 -
    This week, Colorado is tragically experiencing the most destructive wildfires in state history. Three major wildfires in Colorado are scorching thousands of acres, forcing tens of thousands to evacuate, and have destroyed hundreds of homes. In addition to the fires in Colorado, wildfires are currently burning in New Me... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    May 14, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Politico – Darren Goode: “Key natural gas rules may be in the pipeline” Associated Press – Dina Capiello: “Wind farms get pass on eagle deaths” Bloomberg: “Gasoline rises most in three months at U.S. pumps” Wall Street Journal – Ben Kesling: “The Few, the Proud, the Tortois... More
  • Active Forest Management Is The First Line Of Defense
    Blog
    May 13, 2013 -
    Today during a visit to the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho, Interior Secretary Jewell and Agriculture Secretary Vilsack highlighted steps the federal government is taking to prepare for the wildfire season. Both Secretary Jewell and Secretary Vilsack highlighted the ongoing effort for collaboration be... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    May 6, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Politico – Jake Sherman: “Democrats Peter DeFazio, Raul Grijalva vie for Ed Markey’s Natural Resources Committee post” Fuel Fix – Jennifer A. Dlouhy: “New Interior secretary makes first offshore rig visit” The Hill – Zack Colman: “House to vote on Keystone XL bill in May” A... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Apr 26, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: McClatchy – Sean Cockerham: “Oil from proposed Keystone pipeline could end up exported” Vancouver Observer – Jenny Uechi: “Keystone XL bill approved by House Committee” USA Today – Susan Davis: “Boehner-led cost-cutting saving millions in the House” Fuel Fix – Jennifer A. D... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Apr 16, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Arizona Republic OpEd by Rep. Paul Gosar: “Wildfire policy must shift from reactive to proactive” Salt Lake Tribune – Thomas Burr: “Bishop seeks grand bargain on public lands” The Hill – Ben Geman: “New Interior chief takes to Twitter” Associated Press: “Saving endangered s... More
  • Live Forest Fires Map
    Blog
    Apr 10, 2013 -
    Last year, wildfires burned 9.3 million acres, while the U.S. Forest Service only harvested approximately 200,000 acres. This means that 44 times as many acres burned as were responsibility harvested. The burned areas were not allowed to be salvaged. More
  • Wildfire prevention is 1st priority in new Congress
    Blog
    Jan 14, 2013 -
    Wildfire prevention is 1st priority in new Congress Glenwood Springs Post Independent Rep. Scott Tipton January 14, 2013 As we begin the 113th Congress, I'm incredibly honored to have earned the trust of the people of the 3rd Congressional District and to serve as their representative for a second term. During my firs... More
  • Forest Service Failing to Create Jobs, Stimulate Economy in Forest Management Practices
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    Dec 20, 2012 -
    During the height of this year’s record-breaking fire season, the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands held a legislative hearing on bills to address forest health and reduce the risk of catastrophic forest fire. Following a Forest Service report on the need for restoration on 65-82 million acres of... More
  • National Forest Products Week Calls Attention to Need for Active Management of Our Public Lands
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    Oct 22, 2012 -
    President Obama has declared October 21st through October 27th National Forest Products week in appreciation of the sustainable uses of our public lands. The federal government owns over 190 million acres of resource abundant forest lands that provide opportunities for economic development, timber and energy production... More
  • Committee Approves Bill to Help Prevent Catastrophic Wildfires, Improve Forest Health, Protect Local Communities
    Press Release
    Aug 1, 2012 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Committee passed H.R. 6089, the Healthy Forest Management and Wildfire Prevention Act of 2012, with a bipartisan vote of 28-19. Introduced by Colorado Members Scott Tipton, Doug Lamborn, Mike Coffman, and Cory Gardner, the bill would reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires, address ... More
  • All Witnesses Agree: Litigation, Red Tape Fuel Megafires that Damage Forests, Communities, and Species
    Press Release
    Jul 24, 2012 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Committee held an oversight hearing on, “The Impact of Catastrophic Forest Fires and Litigation on People and Endangered Species: Time for Rational Management of our Nation's Forests.” The hearing focused on the devastating impacts of catastrophic wildfires on people and species and h... More
  • Witnesses Emphasize Need for Bills to Reduce Risk of Megafires to Aid Forest Health, Protect Local Communities, Create Jobs
    Press Release
    Jul 20, 2012 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands held a hearing on legislation intended to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires, restore forest health, and address factors that contribute to insect infestation and wildfire. Decades of severe mismanagement of our public lands have contributed to ... More
  • Witnesses Call for Increased Public Participation, Transparency in Federal Land Management Decision-Making Process
    Press Release
    Mar 12, 2012 -
    Today, the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands held an oversight field hearing in Elko, Nevada entitled, “Explosion of Federal Regulations Threatening Jobs and Economic Survival in the West.” At the hearing, Subcommittee Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) and Representative Mark Amodei (NV-02) heard... More
  • Chairman Hastings: Obama Administration's New Federal Forest Regulations Will Cost Jobs, Hurt Forest Health
    Press Release
    Jan 26, 2012 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) today released the following statement regarding the U.S. Forest Service’s new forest planning rule that will determine how to manage 155 national forests and 20 grasslands: “Our national forests are a vital source of economic activity that support America... More
  • Subcommittee Field Hearing on Restoring Access to Our National Forests Draws a Crowd
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    Sep 20, 2011 -
    On Monday, the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands traveled to Sacramento, California for a field oversight hearing entitled, Restoring Public Access to the Public’s Lands: Issues Impacting Multiple-use on Our National Forests. Subcommittee Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) and Representatives Tom McClin... More
  • FOX News Spotlight on Mountain Pine Beetle Epidemic
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    Aug 4, 2011 -
    Today, FOX News ran a segment on the mountain pine beetle, an insect that has killed over 40 million acres of pine trees throughout the West within the last ten years. The groves of dead trees caused by the mountain pine beetle epidemic leave forests and surrounding neighborhoods susceptible to wildfires. In July, the ... More
  • Field Hearing Examines Need for Long Term Solution to Fight Pine Beetle Epidemic, Prevent Wildfires
    Press Release
    Jul 11, 2011 -
    On Sunday, the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands held a field hearing in Hill City, South Dakota on the “Impact of the Mountain Pine Beetle Epidemic in the Black Hills.” Subcommittee Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) and Representative Kristi Noem (SD-At Large) attended the hearing and heard from gove... More
  • Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands to Hold South Dakota Field Hearing on Mountain Pine Beetle Epidemic
    Committee Action
    Jun 30, 2011 -
    On Sunday, July 10, 2011 the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands will hold an Oversight Field Hearing in Hill City, South Dakota on the “Impacts of the Mountain Pine Beetle Epidemic in the Black Hills.” Mountain Pine Beetles have spread throughout the West and reached epidem... More
  • Missing the Forests for the Trees
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    Oct 15, 2009 -
    Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal had an interesting article titled, “Aspen Trees Die Across the West” which notes that “perhaps a combination of factors -- is killing hundreds of thousands of acres of the trees from Nevada, New Mexico and Arizona through Utah, Colorado, Wyoming and into Canada, according to the U.S. gov... More
  • Letter to Congressional Leaders Regarding Forest Fire Money Being Spent in Washington, D.C.
    Letters
    Oct 9, 2009 -
    Letter to Congressional Leaders Regarding Forest Fire Money Being Spent in Washington, D.C. More
  • Washington Times: Forest Fire Funds Aid D.C. Festivals
    In Case You Missed It
    Sep 11, 2009 -
    Forest Fire Funds Aid D.C. Festivals Stephen Dinan Washington Times September 11, 2009 Even with forest fires raging out West, the U.S. Forest Service this week announced it will spend nearly $2.8 million in forest-fire-fighting money in Washington -- a city with no national forests and where the last major fire was p... More

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