Public Hearing on Forest Management
Thursday, January 26, 2017
State Capitol, Room 437
Sacramento, CA 95814

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    All written testimony submitted electronically are linked to the witnesses names below.

    Public Hearing: 9:30 a.m.

    Opening Remarks

    Introduction to Tree Mortality in the Sierra Nevada and California Forest Management

    1. Scott Stephens, Professor, Fire Science and Chair, Division of Ecosystem Science, University of California, Berkeley

    The State of California’s Response to the Tree Mortality Crisis and Role in Forest Management

    1. Chief Ken Pimlott, Director, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
    2. Mark Ghilarducci, Director, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
    3. Ashley Conrad-Saydah, Deputy Secretary for Climate Policy, California Environmental Protection Agency
    4. Malcolm Dougherty, Director, California Department of Transportation
    5. Jim Branham, Executive Officer, Sierra Nevada Conservancy

    Transitioning to the Local Perspective: What Are the Resource Conservation Districts’ Concerns?  

    1. Karen Buhr, Executive Director, California Association of Resource Conservation Districts

    Public Comments


Thursday, January 26, 2017
925 L Street, Conference Room 175
Sacramento, CA 95814

(The Commission will consider agenda items I-VI at approximately 12:30 p.m.  The precise time will vary depending upon the testimony of witnesses and will be determined at the discretion of the chair). Members of the public will have an opportunity to make comments about Commission agenda items during the meeting.

I. Business Meeting Minutes from October 27, 2016

II. Request from Joint Legislative Audit Committee Chair

III. Outreach/Implementation

IV. Bond Oversight – Draft Report

V. Subcommittee Reports and Project Selection

VI. Reports from the State Auditor’s Office