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Chairman Roberts Announces Witnesses for Wildfire Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced witnesses for the Committee’s upcoming hearing on U.S. wildfire budgetary impacts and threats to natural resources.

Title:   Wildfire: Stakeholder Perspectives on Budgetary Impacts and Threats to Natural Resources on Federal, State and Private Lands
Date:   Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015
Time:  10:00 a.m.
Place:  328A Russell Senate Office Building
Who:   Dan Dessecker, Director of Conservation Policy, Ruffed Grouse Society/American Woodcock Society, Rice Lake, Wis.
William R. Dougan, National President, National Federation of Federal Employees, Washington, D.C.
Ken Stewart, Chair, Board of Trustees, American Forest Foundation, Marietta, Ga.
Chris Treese, Manager, External Affairs Department, Colorado River Water Conservation District (Colorado River District), Glenwood Springs, Colo.
Chris Wood, President & CEO, Trout Unlimited, Arlington, Va.

***Please note: Press bringing audio/video equipment should check in with the Senate Radio-Television Gallery at or 202-224-6421. Space will be limited in the hearing room. The hearing will be webcast live on