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3495FAEA52583ECB87258816006BCCA9 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For PRESENTATION FROM THE COLORADO STATE FOREST SERVICE ON THE ANNUAL FOREST HEALTH REPORT

SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date Mar 31, 2022      
Location Old Supreme Court



Presentation from the Colorado State Forest Service on the Annual Forest Health Report - Committee Discussion Only


01:38:31 PM  
The committee recessed.
01:38:44 PM  
The committee returned to order.
01:40:05 PM  

Matt McCombs, State Forester and Director of the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS), introduced himself and began presenting on the work of the CSFS. The following handouts were distributed to the committee:

The Colorado Forest Action Plan, which can be found here: https://csfs.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/2020-ForestActionPlan.pdf

Five Year Strategic Plan, which can be found here: https://csfs.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/CSFS-StrategicPlan-2016-2020.pdf

The Home Ignition Zone, which can be found here: https://csfs.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/2021_CSFS_HIZGuide_Web.pdf

01:54:46 PM  

Mr. McCombs continued to discuss CSFS work investing in Colorado's forests.  He briefed the committee on the 2021 Report on the Health on Colorado's Forests, which can be found online here: https://csfs.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/2021_Forest_Health_Report.pdf

02:01:15 PM  
Mr. McCombs responded to questions from the committee.
02:01:34 PM  

Frank Beum, Regional Forester, US Forest Service (USFS) Rocky Mountain Region, presented to the committee on national forests and grasslands in Colorado. He provided a written copy of his testimony (Attachment A). He discussed USFS fire mitigation work.

02:26:49 PM  
Mr. Beum responded to questions from the committee.






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