Category: General Publications
Title: Congressional Testimony at Hearing to Discuss the Presidents Healthy Forests: An Initiative for Wildfire Prevention and Stronger Communities, September 5, 2002
Author: * Covington, W.W.
Subject: Management, Policy
Abstract: What is needed today is clear thinking. Fuzzy thinking can be a major threat to marshalling the nations resources to address the critical problem in time to prevent catastrophic losses that will affect generations to come. There is plenty of blame to share over the current state of our forests. This hearing is intended to go beyond the blame to solve the crisis. It is my role and obligation as a scientist and as a professional forester to bring honest, objective facts and informed recommendations to this committee. I will attempt to do so in this statement. My testimony will focus on the science of forest restoration and how to reverse the trend of increasing catastrophic wildfires in the dry forests of the West by implementing science-based forest restoration treatments.
Source: ERI Congressional Testimony
Publisher: NAU Ecological Restoration Institute, http://www.eri.nau.edu