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El Paso County Commissioner Sallie Clark to testify on wildfire risks

By: The Gazette
November 4, 2013 Updated: November 5, 2013 at 1:09 pm
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El Paso County Commissioner Sallie Clark will give testimony on wildfire risks during a U.S. Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry and Natural Resources hearing on Wednesday.

Clark represents District 3, which includes the areas most severely impacted by last year's Waldo Canyon Fire and subsequent flooding: the west side of Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs and the Ute Pass area.

In the hearing, Clark will present information on how unhealthy forests and diseased trees have contributed to devastating wildfires throughout the United States. She'll also urge senators to pass legislation that directs FEMA funding to intergovernmental, pre-fire mitigation programs,

The hearing, "Shortchanging Our Forests: How Tight Budgets and Management Decisions Can Increase the Risk of Wildfire," also will feature testimony from local forest experts, including Deputy Chief of the U.S. Forest Service Jim Hubbard, Wolf Creek Ski Area president and CEO Davey Pitcher, The Nature Conservancy Director Chris Topik, and Intermountain Forest Association Executive Director Tom Troxel.

A live webcast of the hearing will be streamed at http://ag.senate.gov.

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