Full Committee Hearing

Federal, State, and Private Forestlands: Opportunities for Addressing Climate Change

Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021 Time: 09:30 AM Location: 301 Russell Senate Office Building

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For this hearing, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP), the Senate Sergeant at Arms, and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of members, witnesses, staff, and the public. This includes maintaining six-foot social distance spacing in the hearing room.

Accordingly, press seating is limited. All media must RSVP to your respective gallery to reserve a seat, and only Hill-credentialed media will be permitted to attend.

Per CDC guidelines, press should wear a mask. Masks and other PPE, as well as sanitation supplies, will be available at the entrance to the hearing room.

Pursuant to guidance from the CDC and OAP, Senate office buildings are currently not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, other in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this hearing.


  1. Ms. Kedren Dillard
    Forest Owner, Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Network
    Board Member, American Forest Foundation
    Washington, DC
  2. Mr. Troy Harris
    Managing Director of Timberland, Jamestown LP
    Board Member, National Alliance of Forest Owners
    Atlanta, GA
  3. Ms. Jessica Orrego
    Director of Forestry
    American Carbon Registry, Winrock International
    Little Rock, AR
  4. Mr. Joe Fox
    State Forester, Forestry Division, Arkansas Department of Agriculture
    President, National Association of State Foresters
    Little Rock, AR
  5. Dr. Tony Cheng
    Director, Colorado Forest Restoration Institute
    Professor, Forest & Rangeland Stewardship, Colorado State University
    Fort Collins, CO