The Oregon Department of Forestry issued this news brief today and provided public notice of this meeting as designated in ORS 192.640
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Major Media Distribution
January 8, 2013
News Contact: Cynthia Orlando (503-945-7421)
Lena Tucker (503-945-7529)
The Committee for Family Forestlands meets at 9:00 Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) headquarters in Salem. The Committee provides information and counsel to the Oregon Board of Forestry and the State Forester in matters relating to family forestlands, including maintenance of a viable family forestland base, protection of resources and positive contributions to Oregon's vitality.
On the agenda
The proposed agenda for the meeting includes an update about forestry, forest roads and TMDL’s, or total maximum daily load, and the Clean Water Act; an update about Oregon’s Board of Forestry from ODF’s Private Forests Division Chief Peter Daugherty, and a discussion about a pilot project for tree farm membership led by Oregon Tree Farm System President Joe Holmberg. The Committee will also hear from Ron Alvarado, the Natural Resources Conservation Service's (NRCS) State Conservationist, regarding his vision for how NRCS works with family forestland owners. Committee members will also follow-up with previous discussions about forestry issues in eastern Oregon.
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. Non-voting ex-officio members may include representatives of the Oregon Department of Forestry, Oregon State University, Oregon small forestland groups, forestry-related industry associations and the Oregon Forest Resources Institute.
Members of the public are invited to attend and participate in the meeting. ODF headquarters are located at 2600 State Street in Salem, and the meeting takes place in Operations Building D, Santiam meeting room. 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.
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