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Federal Forestlands Advisory Committee Meets Sept. 7, 2007
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 this meeting include presentations about water quality on federal forestlands, committee discussion about the natural processes issue, and further review of the draft problem statements.
An opportunity for public comment will be provided at 11:30 a.m., with specific comments requested on the following topics:
  1. Oregon, and why?
  2. What policy solutions or approaches do you recommend the committee consider to address water quality issues, and what are the potential opportunities and challenges presented by your proposed solutions?
  3. What information, if any, in addition to the information provided by the presenters, should the committee consider about water quality on federal forestlands in Oregon?
WHO: The Oregon Board of Forestry’s Federal Forestlands Advisory Committee
WHEN: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday, September 7, 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 and pre-meeting materials, 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