Wyoming State Forester Kelly Norris Testifies on Wildfire Threat

U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
March 12, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

Kelly Norris and Senator Barrasso

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator John Barrasso, ranking member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR), welcomed Ms. Kelly Norris, Wyoming State Forester, to the committee. Ms. Norris testified at a legislative hearing to examine the Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission’s report. Ms. Norris previously testified before the committee in 2023.  “Kelly Norris has testified previously before this committee. She is Wyoming State Forester,” said Senator Barrasso. “She has worked for the Wyoming State Forestry Division for fourteen years. We’re very fortunate to have her because she had experience working as a forester for both the state of Wyoming as well as the U.S. Forest Service. She has a year’s worth of critical on the ground knowledge and is a valuable resource to the community and to this committee.” During the hearing, Barrasso highlighted how Wyoming and other western states are bracing for another devastating wildfire season.  

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