We just got word from our colleagues in NFPA's Washington, D.C. office that the House Natural Resources subcommittee on Federal Lands will be holding a hearing to receive testimony on forest fire management issues on Thursday, April 23 at 9 a.m. The hearing can be viewed on the House Natural Resources website.
According to the website, the hearing will focus on "wildland fire's devastating impacts and the need to better manage our overgrown, fire-prone national forests."
Witnesses at the hearing will include:
* Philip Rigdon, Deputy Director, Yakima Nation, Department of Natural Resources
* Diane Vosick, Director of Policy and Partnerships, Ecological Restoration Institute, N. Arizona University
* Andy Fecko, Administrator, Placer County Water Agency, Placer County, CA
* Mitch Friedman, Executive Director, Conservation Northwest, Bellingham/Seattle, WA