OF GOVERNOR MATT MEAD
Governor to Create Forest Health Task Force
“The health of our forests is critical to local economies in Wyoming as well as to wildlife the forests support. The well-being of Wyoming’s forests requires commitment and, I believe, some new ideas,” Governor Mead said.
The Co-Chairs of the Task Force are Lisa McGee, the National Parks and Forests Program Director for the Wyoming Outdoor Council and Jim Neiman, Vice President and CEO of Neiman Industries. The general charge for the Task Force is to develop strategies, recommendations and measurable actions that the State of Wyoming in conjunction with federal and private partners can implement. Senator Ogden Driskill and Representative Jerry Paxton will be key leaders on the Task Force.
“I am interested in seeing all Task Force recommendations, including specific recommendations related to wildfire prevention and mitigation and market innovation,” Governor Mead said. The first Task Force meeting will take place by the end of 2013 and the meetings are open to the public.