Quincy Library Group Forest Recovery and Economic Stability Act of 1997: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Forests and Public Land Management of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, First Session, on S. 1028, H.R. 858 ... July 24, 1977 [i.e. 1997].

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Page 32 - The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith...
Page 13 - These activities are: (1) construction of a strategic system of defensible fuel breaks on not less than 40,000 but not more than 60,000 acres per year...
Page 19 - ... Act, and the only way you are going to be able to promote that officer is to remove a Reserve officer serving in a higher grade or as a lieutenant colonel — you are going to have to remove that Reserve officer from active duty or you are going to have to forcibly attrite somebody along the line or come back to Congress and ask for a change in the law, or else you are going to just have to promote him and be in violation of the limitation on funds; is that correct? General POWELL. That is absolutely...
Page 29 - We discovered that we all care deeply about the stability and wellbeing of our communities, our forested surroundings, and the legacy we leave to our children and grandchildren. Moreover, we found that we share a common concern for the very real and very ominous risk of catastrophic wildfires within these forests which surround our communities.
Page 19 - ... his hands on the boy's shoulders and said with a trembling voice, " My boy, you are not going to be shot. I believe you when you tell me that you could not keep awake. I am going to trust you and send you back to the regiment. But I have been put to a great deal of trouble on your account. . . . Now what I want to know is, how are you going to pay my bill?
Page 12 - Most stands in the Sierra Nevada range have experienced increased mortality from the cumulative effects of competition, drought, insects, disease and, in some cases, ambient ozone air pollution. This has created conditions favorable to intense and severe fires that are more damaging to the ecosystem, are more expensive to suppress, and pose a greater threat to life and property. The SNEP report describes a number of approaches to reduce the susceptibility of the...
Page 23 - DFPZ system called for in SNEP to reduce the loss of species, old growth areas, and habitat to increasing frequent catastrophic wildfire events. This litany could go on. We feel like we have come to Congress and to the President with an incredible gift. Instead of gold bars, it is an agreement. It is what was asked of us! The rest is up to you. Will you...
Page 27 - Michael Jackson later testified. To see Congressmen Herger and Fazio working together to include Congressman Miller's objectives in our bill reminded us of our own laborious negotiations in the early years. To see resolution, accomplishment, and good spirits reign for a morning on the floor of the House was soul-satisfying for us and many like us around the country.80 The passage of the Quincy Bill in the House, while "soul-satisfying...
Page 7 - Feinstein for taking on the challenge to introduce this legislation on behalf of the people of Quincy. I would also like to thank her for standing behind her principles to support the Quincy Library Group...

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