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Federal Forestlands Advisory Committee meets on June 4 and 5
WHAT: Giving Oregonians a greater voice in charting the future of federal forestlands and how those lands can better contribute to Oregon’s environmental, economic, and social well-being.
Agenda topics for these meetings include committee discussion about federal forestland goals and key issues, and review of the key issue on landscape resiliency. An opportunity for public comment will be provided on June 4 at 4:30 p.m.
WHO: The Oregon Board of Forestry’s Federal Forestlands Advisory Committee
WHEN: 1 – 5 p.m., Monday, June 4, 2007 and 8 – 10 a.m., June 5, 2007
WHERE: Oregon Department of Forestry Headquarters – Building C, 2600 State Street, Salem.
WHY: Federal forests cover more than 16 million acres in Oregon – about 60 percent of the state’s forest land base. The wide range of values that these forests provide – recreation, wilderness, access, wildlife, water, and timber – are critical to Oregon’s economy, social fabric, and environmental health. Accordingly, the Governor and the Oregon legislature have called on the Board of Forestry to help develop a vision for the role of federal forestlands in Oregon.
MORE INFORMATION: More information about the committee, including meeting agendas, is available on the committee’s website at www.oregon.gov/ODF/BOARD/FFAC.shtml.
Contact: Kevin Birch, Oregon Department of Forestry at 503-945-7405