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Natural Heritage Advisory Council to meet Nov. 17 in Salem
11/10/2011
 
PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE                                                                        11-28
 
More information:  Jimmy Kagan, jimmy.kagan@oregonstate.edu; 503-725-9955
 
Program transfers to State Parks, effective Jan. 1, 2012
 
Salem – The state's advisory group on Oregon's natural heritage will discuss protocols and make management recommendations for transferring the Natural Areas Program from the Department of State Lands to the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The move was approved by the 2011 Legislature.
 
OPRD Director Tim Wood will attend the meeting, and describe his vision for the future of the program and answer questions.
 
The council's agenda also includes one new registration on the Miami River at Tillamook Bay for the Registry of Natural Heritage Areas.
 
The public meeting will be held:
 
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Department of State Lands
Mill Creek Room
775 Summer St. NE, Salem
 
The Oregon Natural Heritage Program identifies and works to preserve representative examples of the state’s natural plant and landscape resources. The program also maintains a comprehensive database on rare, threatened and endangered species, natural vegetation and ecosystem types. The council is an advisory body to the State Land Board on matters of policy relating to the Natural Heritage Program. Members include scientists, citizens and state agency representatives.