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.
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Witness Panel 1
Jay JensenDeputy UndersecretaryNatural Resources and the Environment, Department of Agriculture
The Honorable Rhea SuhAssistant SecretaryPolicy, Management and Budget, Department of the Interior
Patricia DaltonManaging DirectorNatural Resources and Environment, Government Accountability Office
Witness Panel 2
Max PetersonFormer ChiefForest Service
Leah MacSwordsPresidentNational Association of State Foresters