Jacque Buchanan, Deputy Regional Forester, United State Forest Service (USFS), identified national forests and national grasslands in the the Rocky Mountain Region of the USFS. Ms. Buchanan also distributed a written copy her testimony [Attachment C]. She discussed efforts to promote healthy forests and range lands and recreational opportunities on USFS lands. She also discussed collaboration between the USFS and other state and federal land management agencies and federal initiatives to promote timber harvesting on insect impacted lands. She explained that over the past several years, the federal government has spent $161 million to improve forest health on USFS lands in Colorado.