Exploring ways to improve federal wildland fire management

Blog Post created by hyltonhaynes Employee on Jun 10, 2013

http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef0191032e4e57970c-piWFM_HearingOn June 4th this past week the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources explored ways to improve federal wildland fire management. There are several perspectives that were shared. The witness panel was comprised of the Honorable Chief Tidwell of the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Mr. Chris Topik, Director, Restoring America’s Forests, The Nature Conservancy; Ms. Kim Thorsen, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Law Enforcement, Security and Emergency Management and Wildland Fire, U.S. Department of the Interior; Ms. Lynn Jungwirth, Senior Fellow, The Watershed Research and Training Center, Hayfork, CA; Mr. Doug  Decker, Oregon State Forester, Oregon Department of Forestry and Ms. Diane Vosick, Director of Policy and Partnerships of the Northern Arizona University’s Ecological Restoration Institute.

For more information please visit the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources to view the recorded hearing and to download the opening statements of Chairman Wyden and ranking member Murkowski as well as the rest of the witness panel’s statements.