Examining the Spending Priorities and Missions of the Forest Service in the President's Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Proposal, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Federal Lands of the Committee on Natural Resources, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, March 22, 2016 [open pdf - 999KB]
This is a testimony compilation of the March 22, 2016 hearing on "Examining the Spending Priorities and Missions of the Forest Service in the President's Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Proposal" held before the House Committee on Natural Resources. From the opening statement of Thomas Tidwell: "The President's proposed overall budget for discretionary funding for the Forest Service in FY 2017 is $4.9 billion. That is $787 million less than the FY 2016 enacted level and reflects strategic investments to reduce wildfire threats to communities and maintain forest restoration investments. The FY 2017 President's Budget for the Forest Service focuses on three strategic goals, as identified in our Strategic Plan for FY 2015--2020: (1) sustaining our Nation's forests and grasslands; (2) delivering benefits to the public; and (3) applying knowledge globally. Below, we outline how our budget for FY 2017 will fund programs corresponding to each strategic goal." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Thomas Tidwell.
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