The hearing will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2023, at 10:00 am in Room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.
The purpose of this hearing is to examine the Federal response to escalating wildfires and to evaluate reforms to land management and wildland firefighter recruitment and retention.
The hearing will be webcast live on the committee’s website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing concludes. Witness testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing.
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Sen. Joe ManchinChairmanSenate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Sen. John BarrassoRanking MemberSenate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Witness Panel 1
Mr. Jeffrey RupertDirector, Office of Wildland FireU.S. Department of the Interior
Ms. Jaelith Hall-RiveraDeputy Chief of State, Private, and Tribal ForestryUSDA Forest Service
Ms. Kelly NorrisInterim State ForesterWyoming State Forestry Division
Mr. Cardell D. JohnsonDirector, Natural Resources and EnvironmentU.S. Government Accountability Office