Congressional Western Caucus Announces Field Hearing in Colorado

Congressional Western Caucus Announces Field Hearing in Colorado  

 Washington – Thursday, May 2, 2013, Congressional Western Caucus Co-Chairmen Steve Pearce (R-NM) and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), along with Rep. Scott Tipton and the other Colorado Members of the Congressional Western Caucus will hold a hearing entitled “Seeking State Solutions: Forest Health, Wildfires, and Habitat Protection” in Denver, CO.

Congressman Tipton has taken the lead on forest issues in Colorado, and has introduced legislation to encourage proactive healthy forest management and wildfire prevention.

Members and witnesses will examine the Obama Administration’s forest management policies and how states can contribute to keeping our forests safe and protecting our communities. Western Caucus members will hear from local and state officials and work together to achieve our shared objectives of a healthy landscape.

The hearing will shed light on real world examples, the extent of the problems with the current forest management structure, and help facilitate a discussion on what needs to be done to keep our forests healthy for generations to come.

WHO:

 

Western Caucus Co-Chairmen Steve Pearce (R-NM) and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO), Congressman Cory Gardner (R-CO), Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-CO), and Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO)

 

WHAT:

 

WHERE:

 

DATE:

 

TIME:

 

Congressional Hearing “Seeking State Solutions: Forest Health, Wildfires, and Habitat Protection

 

Colorado State Capitol, Senate Committee Room 356

 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

 

10:30 a.m. MDT

Members of the public are encouraged ot attend.

Witnesses to be announced are by invitation only.