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MSH Report–

Posted on 29th March 2010 at 07:52

It’s going to be done as a video conference, but the final report from the Congressional Mt. St. Helens Advisory Committee will finally be presented next month. It was reported on Friday that the Committee will confer with Congressman Brian Baird and Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell on Tuesday, April 13th, using a video link to connect with the Federal legislators. It’s intended that the Committee will formally present its recommendations, and will also ask questions about next steps. Working for more than a year, the Committee is recommending a “hybrid” management plan for the volcano and its surrounding area, suggesting that the Monument remain under Forest Service management, but that it should get a separate line item in the budget. It had been planned that this report be made in August of last year, but it got tied up in the Health Care Town Hall controversy, and was cancelled.