Daines Pushes Agriculture Under Secretary Nominee To Commit to Forest Reform

U.S. SENATE —U.S. Senator Steve Daines today pushed Mr. James E. Hubbard, nominee to be the next Agriculture Undersecretary of Natural Resources and Environment, to commit to addressing the barriers to forest management.  If confirmed, Mr. Hubbard would oversee the U.S. Forest Service.

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“I’m fighting for 3 buckets of reforms:  reducing red tape; combating fringe litigation; and increasing the partnership between the Forest Service and State Foresters in managing our National Forests.  And while recent legislation included good reforms, I want to say very clearly that Congress should and must do much, much, much more.”


On July 12 Daines met with Mr. Hubbard. Mr Hubbard has robust experience as a State Forester and with the Forest Service, and he committed to restoring active forest management during both the meeting and the hearing.