Senators Stabenow, Boozman Announce Witnesses for Hearing on Opportunities for Foresters to Address Climate Change

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and John Boozman, (R-Ark.), Ranking Member, today announced witnesses for the Committee’s upcoming hearing titled, “Federal, State, and Private Forestlands: Opportunities for Addressing Climate Change.”

Who: Ms. Kedren Dillard, Forest Owner, Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Network; Board Member, American Forest Foundation, Washington, DC

Mr. Troy Harris, Managing Director of Timberland, Jameston LP; Board Member, National Alliance of Forest Owners, Atlanta, GA

Ms. Jessica Orrego, Director of Forestry, American Carbon Registry, Winrock International, Little Rock, AR 

Mr. Joe Fox, State Forester, Forestry Division, Arkansas Department of Agriculture; President, National Association of State Foresters; Little Rock, AR

Dr. Tony Cheng, Director, Colorado Forest Restoration Institute; Professor, Forest & Rangeland Stewardship, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

***The Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician, the Senate Sergeant at Arms, and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of members, staff, and the public. This includes maintaining six-foot social distance spacing in the hearing room as well as wearing a mask or face covering. Pursuant to this guidance, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, the general public will not be allowed to attend the hearing.

Media Guidance: Congressionally-credentialed members of the media wishing to attend the hearing should RSVP to their respective gallery by 5:00 p.m. on May 19, 2021. Editorial presence will be limited due to social distancing requirements. Questions about coverage should be directed to respective congressional media galleries.

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