AUDIO: Legislative Hearing on Discussion Draft of Forest Management Bill
Posted: Friday, April 19, 2024
Filed Under
House Committee on Natural Resources
Subcommittee on Federal Lands
Legislative Hearing on Discussion Draft of H.R. ___, Federal Forest Management Bill
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 | 10:00 AM

On Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at 10:00 a.m., in room 1324 Longworth House Office Building, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands will hold a legislative hearing on the following bill:

Discussion Draft of H.R. ___ (Rep. Westerman), To expedite under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and improve forest management activities on National Forest System lands, on public lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management, and on Tribal lands to return resilience to overgrown, fire-prone forested lands, and for other purposes. [PDF]

Witnesses and Testimony
Panel I (Administration Officials):
Mr. Chris French [Testimony: PDF]
Deputy Chief of the National Forest System
U.S. Forest Service
Washington, D.C.

Panel II (Outside Experts):
Ms. Hannah Downey [Testimony: PDF]
Policy Director
Property and Environment Research Center
Bozeman, Montana

Mr. Jim Parma [Testimony: PDF]
Eastern Fiber Manager
Bell Lumber and Pole
New Brighton, Minnesota

Dr. Kimiko Barrett [Testimony: PDF]
Wildfire Research and Policy Lead
Headwaters Economics
Bozeman, Montana [Minority Witness]

Mr. Cody Desautel [Testimony: PDF]
President, Intertribal Timber Council
Executive Director, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
Nespelem, Washington

House Subcommittee on Federal Lands Documents
Hearing Notice (
Hearing Documents (