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I_WMRC_2021A 07/29/2021 09:10:58 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
INTERIM COMMITTEE  WILDFIRE MATTERS REVIEW COMMITTEE
Date 07/29/2021
Attendance
Coram X
Lee X
Lynch E
McCluskie E
Simpson X
Story X
Valdez D. X
Will E
Ginal X
Cutter X
Time 09:10:58 AM to 03:43:02 PM
Place Old State Library
This Meeting was called to order by Cutter
This Report was prepared by Ryan Dudley
Hearing Items Action Taken
Opening Remarks Committee Discussion Only
Overview of Committee Charge and Bill Request Process Committee Discussion Only
Colorado State Forest Service Presentation Committee Discussion Only
Department of Natural Resources Presentation Committee Discussion Only
Department of Public Safety Presentation Committee Discussion Only
County Perspectives on 2020 Wildfire Season Committee Discussion Only
Committee Discussion on Next Steps Committee Discussion Only
Public Testimony Committee Discussion Only

Opening Remarks - Committee Discussion Only


09:11:31 AM  
Representative Cutter,
committee chair, offered opening remarks.



Overview of Committee Charge and Bill Request Process - Committee Discussion Only


09:12:14 AM  
Anne Wallace, Legislative
Council Staff, and Bob Lackner, Office of Legislative Legal Services, provided
an overview of the committee charge and the bill request process.  Members
of the committee asked questions to Ms. Wallace.



Colorado State Forest Service Presentation - Committee Discussion Only


09:17:18 AM  
Susan Matthews, Interim
State Forester and Director of the Colorado State Forest Services, presented
an overview of the Colorado State Forest Service.  (Attachment A).
 Members of the committee made comments and asked questions to Ms.
Matthews.



Department of Natural Resources Presentation - Committee Discussion Only


10:17:05 AM  
Angela Boag, Assistant Director, Climate, Forest Health, and Energy for the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, presented to the committee (Attachment B). Members of the committee asked questions to Ms. Boag.



Department of Public Safety Presentation - Committee Discussion Only


10:48:53 AM  
Michael Morgan, Director, Division of Fire Prevention and Control, presented to the committee (Attachment C).
11:43:33 AM  
The committee took
a break for lunch.
01:20:46 PM  
Director Morgan resumed
his presentation.



County Perspectives on 2020 Wildfire Season - Committee Discussion Only


01:52:17 PM  
Jody Shadduck-McNally, Larimer County Commissioner, presented to the committee.
02:05:49 PM  
Lesley Dahlkemper,
Jefferson County Commissioner, presented to the committee (Attachment D).
02:22:14 PM  
Tom Jankovsky, Garfield County Commissioner, presented to the committee.
02:37:24 PM  
Merrit Linke, Grand County Commissioner, presented to the committee.
02:53:02 PM  
Matt Salka, La Plata County Commissioner, presented to the committee. Members of the committee asked questions to Commissioner Salka.
03:02:01 PM  
Peter Baier, Mesa
County Administrator, presented to the committee (Attachment E).  Members
of the committee asked questions to Administrator Baier.



Committee Discussion on Next Steps - Committee Discussion Only


03:18:44 PM  
Members of the committee discussed next steps for the upcoming committee agendas.
03:32:13 PM  
Anne Wallace, Legislative Council Staff, discussed the August 5 field trip with the committee.



Public Testimony - Committee Discussion Only


03:40:51 PM  
No members of the public were online to testify.


03:43:02 PM   The committee adjourned.