Impact of Catastrophic Forest Fires and Litigation on People and Endangered Species: Time for Rational Management of our Nation's Forests: Hearing Before the United States House of Representatives, Committee on Natural Resources, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, July 24, 2012 [open pdf - 54MB]
This testimony compilation is from the July 24, 2012 hearing, "The Impact of Catastrophic Forest Fires and Litigation on People and Endangered Species: Time for Rational Management of our Nation's Forests," before the United States House of Representatives, Committee on Natural Resources. Hearing background from the Committee on Natural Resources website: "This is the third in a series of full committee oversight hearings on Endangered Species Act (ESA) sub-topics. The hearing will examine the impact of megafires on communities, endangered species, and their habitats and how environmental litigation has contributed to the deterioration of forest health. Environmental groups use litigation or the threat of litigation as a means to stop forest thinning and timber sales, practices that help reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire. This hearing will look at how these megafires that destroy endangered species and their habitats could be reduced with better management of our forests." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Doc Hastings, Jose Varela Lopez, Bill Crapser, Alison Berry, and Rick Dice.
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Natural Resources: http://naturalresources.house.gov/