WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, May 14, at 2:30 p.m. – EDT, the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold an oversight hearing to receive testimony on ” Wildfires and Forest Management: Prevention is Preservation.”
Fire on Crow Indian Reservation in 2006. File Photo
The Committee will hear testimony from tribal leaders, federal agencies, and knowledgeable organizations regarding the effects and costs of wildfires on the forests and people of the United States, with a particular focus on tribal forests and tribal communities.
WHAT: A Committee oversight hearing on wildfire and forest management
WHEN: 2:30 p.m. – EDT, Wednesday, May 14, 2014
WHERE: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Live video and witness testimony will be provided at indian.senate.gov.
THE HONORABLE KEVIN WASHBURN, Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C.
MR. JAMES HUBBARD, Deputy Chief – State and Private Forestry, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.
THE HONORABLE DANNY BREUNINGER SR., President, Mescalero Apache Nation, Mescalero, New Mexico
MR. PHILIP RIGDON, President, Intertribal Timber Council, Portland, Oregon
MR. JONATHAN BROOKS, Tribal Forest Manager, White Mountain Apache Tribe, White River, Arizona
DR. ADRIAN LEIGHTON, Chair, Natural Resources Department, Salish Kootenai College, Pablo, Montana