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Federal Forestlands Advisory Committee meets Mar. 10
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 and discussion of older growth forests on federal forestlands.
An opportunity for public comment will be provided at 12:30 p.m., with specific comments requested on the following topics:
  1. Policy solutions or approaches you recommend the committee consider to address policy coordination issues and why?
  2. Information the committee should consider about policy coordination?
WHO: The Oregon Board of Forestry’s Federal Forestlands Advisory Committee
WHEN: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday, March 10, 2008
WHERE: Oregon Department of Forestry Headquarters – Building C, 2600 State St., Salem.
WHY: Federal forests cover more than 16 million acres in Oregon – about 58 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 the complete agenda for this meeting, 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