September 11, 2012
Contacts: Cynthia Orlando 503-945-7421 or Lena Tucker 503-945-7529
The Committee for Family Forestlands is scheduled to meet at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, September 17, 2012 at the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) headquarters in Salem, 2600 State Street - Operations Building D, Santiam meeting room.
The Committee provides information to the Oregon Board of Forestry and the State Forester on ways to improve the vitality of Oregon’s family-owned forestlands.
The proposed agenda for the meeting includes House Bill 2165 - conditions under which written plans are required for forest operations, as well as Eastern Oregon forests, an update on ODF's "Private Forests" program including riparian rule analysis, a fire season update, and ramifications of the Malheur Lumber Mill closure.
Thirteen positions – seven voting members and six seats in non-voting roles – form the committee. Voting members include family forest owners, an environmental community representative, a representative of Oregon’s forest products industry and a citizen-at-large representing the public. Representatives of the Oregon Department of Forestry, Oregon State University, Oregon Small Woodlands Association, forestry-related industry associations and the Oregon Forest Resources Institute serve in a non-voting capacity.
Members of the public are invited to attend and participate in the meeting. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. Requests for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Questions about accessibility or special accommodations for the meeting can be directed to the Oregon Department of Forestry at 503-945-7502.