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DED5F13E3EE480F1872589F00062FE75 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

INTERIM COMMITTEE  WILDFIRE MATTERS REVIEW COMMITTEE
Date Jul 18, 2023      
Location Old Supreme Court



Department of Natural Resources - Committee Discussion Only


12:02:32 PM  
Angela Boag, Assistant
Director for Climate and Forest Health in the Department of Natural Resources
(DNR), and Alison Lerch, Wildfire Mitigation Program Administrator, gave
an overview of the DNR's role in wildfire management and watershed restoration
and updates on wildfire-related programs.



Their presentation can be found here:
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/dnr_wildfirematters_presentation_07182023.pdf
12:05:30 PM  
Assistant Director Boag discussed the interagency collaboration between the DNR and the Colorado State Forest Service.
12:09:50 PM  
Ms. Lerch discussed the Colorado Strategic Wildfire Action Program and how the program's funding is being used for on-the-ground projects and training.
12:22:05 PM  
Assistant Director Boag and Ms. Lerch responded to questions from the committee on the collaborative efforts between the DNR and the DFPC, the priority areas of the DNR's fire prevention programs, and efforts to remove biomass from the forests.






The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details