Crapo Sets Town Hall Meetings; Event With Forest Service Chief (mike Crapo)
Washington, D.C. – Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will hold two town hall-style meetings in Idaho this week during visits in the Treasure Valley and the Magic Valley. He will also meet Wednesday with Chief Tom Tidwell of the U.S. Forest Service during an event with the Idaho Forest Restoration Partnership (IFRP) to discuss his new fire funding legislation and collaborative land management projects in Idaho.
Coming on the heels of a statewide telephone town hall meeting last week, Crapo will meet in person with Idahoans during the Presidents’ Day state work period. He will hold a town hall meeting Tuesday night from 7:00 to 8:00 PM at the College of Western Idaho and also meet with Idahoans during a mini-town hall open house at his Twin Falls regional office on Thursday from 5:25 until 6:00 PM. Crapo will also address the Gooding Chamber of Commerce in a public forum Thursday, join students at an event in Gooding, and speak to Pocatello business leaders at a forum on Friday.
Tidwell, Crapo, Representative Mike Simpson, Senator Jim Risch and Representative Raul Labrador will speak to participants gathered for a statewide policy forum sponsored by the IFRP entitled “Accelerating Forest Restoration in Idaho.” Participants from the timber industry, conservation, recreational groups and other interests will discuss Idaho’s collaborative efforts, including the nationally-recognized Clearwater Basin Collaborative in central Idaho. That effort seeks to restore forest health and habitat, as well as create jobs and recreational opportunities.