FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Major Media Distribution
October 11, 2012
News Contact: Cynthia Orlando, 503-945-7421
Lena Tucker, 503-945-7529
The Oregon Department of Forestry’s Committee for Family Forestlands provides information to the State Forester and Oregon Board of Forestry on ways to improve the vitality of Oregon’s family-owned forestlands.
The committee meets next Thursday, October 18, 2012, at 10:00 am at the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) headquarters in Salem, 2600 State Street - Operations Building D, Santiam meeting room.
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.
The meeting agenda includes discussion of key components for a memo about Eastern Oregon forests the committee is preparing for the Oregon Board of Forestry, and an update on draft rule language for waiving non-substantive written operations plans occurring within 100 feet of fish and domestic use streams.
Members of the public are invited to attend and participate in the meeting, which runs from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. The meeting room 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.