Hearings and Business Meetings

10:00 AM
The purpose of the hearing is to consider the preparedness of Federal land management agencies for the 2009 wildfire season and to receive testimony on S. 561 and H.R. 1404, the Federal Land Assistance, Management and Enhancement Act.

Witness Panel 1

  • Patricia Dalton
    Managing Director
    Natural Resources and Environment, Government Accountability Office
  • Jay Jensen
    Deputy Undersecretary
    Natural Resources and the Environment, Department of Agriculture
  • The Honorable Rhea Suh
    Assistant Secretary
    Policy, Management and Budget, Department of the Interior

Witness Panel 2

  • Leah MacSwords
    National Association of State Foresters
  • Max Peterson
    Former Chief
    Forest Service