Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Hold Oversight Hearing on Wildfires & Forest Management

Wildfire Hearing

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.”

WildFire on Crow Indian Reservation in 2006. hearing

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


Panel I

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.

Panel II

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

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