Category: General Publications
Title: Congressional Testimony at the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Hearing on Forest Health Problems in the National Forests, July 22, 2003 in Washington, DC.
Author: * Covington, W.W.
Subject: Management, Policy
Abstract: I will focus my remarks on two important changes that are needed to reverse the trend of increasing catastrophic wildfires. First, we need to move forward with large scale restoration-based fuel treatments that are commensurate with the threat of catastrophic fire. Second, we need to use comprehensive restoration-based treatments as opposed to just thinning trees. If we dont we are merely treating a symptom, condemning ourselves to be plagued by continuing problems in the future, and will lose the opportunity to solve many of the problems associated with degraded forest ecosystemsincluding bark beetles and disease.
Source: ERI Congressional Testimony
Publisher: NAU Ecological Restoration Institute, http://www.eri.nau.edu