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Stewardship Coordinating Committee to meet May 23 in Salem
News Release
Contact: Jim Cathcart 503-945-7493
                                                                                                            Cynthia Orlando 503-945-7421
Oregon’s Stewardship Coordinating Committee, whose primary purpose is advising the State Forester on incentive programs for family forestland owners, is meeting Thursday, May 23, in Salem.
 
The committee − comprised of state and federal natural resource agency representatives, private forest landowners, consulting foresters and members of forest industry and conservation organizations – meets 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. May 23rd in the Santiam meeting room at Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) headquarters in Salem.
 
On the agenda
The agenda on the 23rd includes a review of letters of interest received for the Forest Legacy Program 2015 funding; briefings on the State and Private Forestry programs; and, updates on both the Healthy Forest Reserve program and the new forest landowner Uniform Resource Plans.
Also on the agenda: a legislative update from ODF's Private Forest Division and an update on ODF's Committee for Family Forestlands.
 
The Stewardship Coordinating committee advises the State Forester about policies and procedures for delivering private forest landowner assistance programs, including the U.S. Forest Service Legacy and Forest Stewardship programs.  In addition to advising the State Forester on incentive programs for family forestland owners, the committee also serves as forestry subcommittee to Oregon’s Technical Advisory Committee, advising both the USDA Farm Services Agency and USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service on federal farm and forestry assistance programs.
 
Public invited
Members of the public are invited to attend and participate. Questions about the meeting can be directed to Jim Cathcart or Cynthia Orlando at the contact numbers listed.
 
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 Susan Dominique, Oregon Department of Forestry, at 503-945-7291.
 
More information about the Stewardship Coordinating Committee:
www.oregon.gov/odf/privateforests/pages/stewardshipcoordinatingcommittee.aspx