The Oregon Department of Forestry issued this news release today…
October 24, 2012
Contact: Kevin Weeks, ODF Public Affairs, 503-945-7427
The Eastern Oregon Regional Forest Practices Committee has scheduled a meeting for Tuesday, November 6 at the Oregon Department of Forestry’s John Day Unit office, 415 Patterson Bridge Road in John Day. The meeting is tentatively scheduled to run from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a public comment period scheduled at the start of the meeting.
The proposed agenda for the meeting focuses on the presentation of projects nominated for consideration as 2012 Forest Practices Operator of the Year for eastern Oregon.
Regional Forest Practices Committees are panels of citizens – mandated under Oregon law - that advise the Oregon Board of Forestry on current forestry issues and forest management approaches. Three Regional Forest Practices Committees, serving the Northwest, Southwest and Eastern regions of the state, were created within the Oregon Forest Practices Act in 1971. Under Oregon law, the committees are comprised of citizens qualified by education or experience in natural resource management. A majority of Regional Forest Practices Committees members are private forest landowners, their representatives or persons regularly engaged in forest operations.
Members of the public may attend 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 503-945-7427.