Forest Management, Hearing Before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, June 25, 2013 [open pdf - 387KB]
This is the June 25, 2013 hearing "Forest Management" held before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. From the opening statement of Ron Wyden: "Today the committee meets to give long overdue attention to the issue of managing our Federal forests. In my view too many of our forestry programs are not working for forest-dependent communities, for taxpayers or for the cause of protecting America's natural treasures. The fact is current forestry programs do not provide a stable source of funding of jobs or funding for local communities. Instead of generating revenue, too often Federal forest lands have become a burden to our taxpayers. Too often valuable timber lands are neglected to the point they become tinder boxes for catastrophic fire. The status quo is unacceptable. So today the committee begins to look specifically at the cause of forestry reform."
S. Hrg. 113-341; Senate Hearing 113-341
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