Cook Sets House Ad Hoc Committee On Forest And Wildfire Management Hearing – Arizona Daily Independent

Aquila Fire [Photo courtesy AZ Forestry Service]

PHOENIX, AZ  – State Representative David Cook, chairman of the House Ad Hoc Committee on Forest and Wildfire Management, set the first in a series of hearings this Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

The focus of the first hearing is to educate members of the committee and the public on historical and current fire and
forest management practices utilized in the state.

The hearing begins at 1:00 p.m. in HHR 1. It is open to the public and news media, and it may also be viewed online through the House website:

Agency presentations will include:

  • David Tenney, Department of Forestry and Fire Management (DFFM) Director—History of DFFM forest management practices and current practices;
  • Jim Zornes, former Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest Supervisor—History of federal forest management practices and current practices;
  • John Truett, DFFM Fire Management Officer—History of DFFM Fire Management practices and current fire management practices;
  • (Invited) Jacob Nuttall, U.S. Forest Service, Region 3 (Arizona and New Mexico)—History of federal fire management practices and current practices;
  • Bill Boyd, DFFM Deputy Director—State funding structures for fire management; and
  • Arizona Department of Transportation—Roadway damage caused by Woodbury Fire and federal and state funding for roadway repairs.

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