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House Natural Resources Committee sets tribal forestry hearing





The House Natural Resources Committee 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:
PANEL I
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)

Committee Notice:
Oversight Hearing on “Tribal Forest Management: A Model for Promoting Healthy Forests and Rural Jobs” (April 10, 2014)