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Press Release of Federal Natural Resources Meet Sacramento 9/19
« on: September 19, 2011, 06:22:43 PM »
Congressional Hearing in Sacramento today.  Click on this link for a summary of a few of the testimonies.

Witnesses Call for Increased Public Access, Proper Management of Forest Service Land

Today, the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands held a field hearing in Sacramento, California entitled, “Restoring Public Access to the Public’s Lands: Issues Impacting Multiple-use on Our National Forests.” Subcommittee Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) and Representatives Tom McClintock (CA-04) and Wally Herger (CA-02) attended the hearing to identify specific issues and potential administrative or legislative remedies to address multiple-use barriers on Forest Service land. Witnesses included the Forest Service, state officials and impacted citizens who spoke of the land-use regulations, policies and actions that are preventing activities and limiting access on Forest Service land.

Some of the comments are here:

http://naturalresources.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=260664

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WebCast of Federal Natural Resources Meet Sacramento 9/19
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2011, 12:13:14 PM »
The Congressional Field Hearing on "Restoring Public Access to the Public's Lands" was held Sept. 19 in Sacramento.  SAC representatives attended the hearing, which was very crowded with standing room only.  The Forest Service was hit very hard in most of the testimonies and the public in attendance was obviously in agreement with most of what was said.

This link:
http://naturalresources.house.gov/Calendar/EventSingle.aspx?EventID=258843 
will take you to a website with the written testimonies and webcast video of the hearing.

If you want to watch the webcast, which is 2 hours long, you can fast forward the video if you are only interested in certain testimonies.  The times on the videos are:
Panel I:
Randy Moore, USFS Regional Forester - 0:16
Mike Wood, The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Jointers of America Local 3074 - 0:23
Charles Hirst, President of California Enduro Riders Assoc - 0:29
Tom Leavell, Diamond L Ranch - 0:35
Michael Jackson, Quincy Library Group - 0:40
Questions to Panel I - 0:46

Panel II:
Sheriff Greg Hagwood, Plumas County - 1:21
Nick Haris, Western States Representative, American Motorcyclist Assoc - 1:27
Jack Sweeney, El Dorado County Supervisor - 1:33
Sam Davidson, California Field Director Trout Unlimited - 1:38
Karen Schambach, California Field Director, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility - 1:44
Questions to Panel II - 1:50
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