Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colorado, will host a field hearing of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee at 10 a.m. Aug. 15 at Centennial Hall on the UCCS campus.
The hearing will focus on forest health issues and recent wildfires, with discussion on lessons learned that can be applied to future suppression, recovery and mitigation efforts.
“Colorado has experienced a record-breaking wildfire season this year,” Udall said. “I am pleased that the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing in Colorado for a firsthand perspective on the devastating wildfires Colorado has endured. This hearing should be an informative discussion on the wildfire challenges the West faces as well as finding workable solutions to help restore our forests and reduce the threats that wildfire poses to our communities and economy.”
The hearing will be in Centennial Hall Room 203 and is open to the public. It will provide an opportunity for the committee to receive testimony from experts on forest health and wildfire issues.