House Natural Resources Committee sets tribal forestry hearing
Posted: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
The House Natural
holds an oversight hearing tomorrow on tribal forestry management.
The committee will hear from a panel of federal and tribal witnesses. The goal is to learn how tribes are managing forest resources.
"This oversight hearing will focus on the issues and challenges facing the management of tribal forests, and will examine innovative ways tribal governments are using limited resources to effectively manage their lands and reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires," the committee said.
The hearing takes place at 9:30am in Room 1324 of the House Longworth Office Building. The witness list follows:
The Honorable Michael S. Black
Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs
U.S. Department of the Interior
Mr. Phil Rigdon
Yakama Indian Nation, President, Intertribal Timber Council
Ms. Brenda Meade
Chair, Coquille Indian Tribe
Ms. Carole Lankford
Vice Chairman, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
Mr. Cody Desautel
Natural Resources Director, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
Mr. Larry Mason
Forest Scientist, Indian Forest Management Assessment Team (IFMAT)
Hearing on “Tribal Forest Management: A Model for Promoting Healthy Forests and
(April 10, 2014)