Westerman Hosts USFS Chief in Arkansas

September 6, 2019
Press Release

This week, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) hosted United States Forest Service (USFS) Chief Vicki Christiansen in the Fourth District. Westerman and Christiansen toured several sites, including Albert Pike recreational area and Avant Mining. Westerman issued the following statement:

“Chief Christiansen has done such important work promoting scientific forest management, and I really enjoyed showing her around the Natural State. Arkansas land managers – both private and public – are leaders nationally and internationally in implementing best practices for other areas to replicate. Healthy and resilient forests, like we have in much of Arkansas, promote improved wildlife habitats, better water and air quality and stronger rural economies. Chief Christiansen brings years of knowledge and practical experience to the table to make our forests healthy and resilient. I always learn so much from our conversations, and I hope we can continue working together on forestry issues, to apply lessons learned onto a national scale.”