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Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on fires





The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing tomorrow on wildfire management in Indian Country.

"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," the committee said in a press release.

The hearing takes place at 2:30pm in Room 628 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. The witness follows:
Panel 1
•The Honorable Kevin Washburn
Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs-U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC

•Mr. James Hubbard
Deputy Chief - State and Private Forestry, Forest Service-U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC

Panel 2
•The Honorable Danny Breuninger Sr.
President-Mescalero Apache Nation, Mescalero, NM

•Mr. Philip Rigdon
President-Intertribal Timber Council, Portland, OR

•Mr. Jonathan Brooks
Tribal Forest Manager-White Mountain Apache Tribe, White River, AZ

•Dr. Adrian Leighton
Chair, Natural Resources Department-Salish Kootenai College, Pablo, MT

Committee Notice:
Oversight Hearing on "Wildfires and Forest Management: Prevention is Preservation" (May 14, 2014)