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Forestry subcommittee of Oregon Global Warming Commission meets July 7
For Immediate Release - Major Media
June 30, 2008
Contact: Kevin Weeks, 503-945-7427
 
(Salem) The Forestry subcommittee of the Oregon Global Warming Commission will meet July 7th to hear presentations regarding the impact of forest resources on controlling climate change.
 
The purpose of the meeting is for subcommittee members to hear from a broad cross-section of forest interests on how forest resources are addressing global warming and solicit input on issues which may require attention by the Commission.
 
Scheduled presentations during the meeting include:
  • The ‘big picture’ relationship between forests and climate change.
  • Information from the Western Climate Initiative Forest Carbon Group.
  • Issues related to wildland fires and climate change.
  • The role of urban/community forests and green spaces in climate change.
  • Information from the Oregon Biomass Energy Working Group.
  • Issues related to forest ecosystem adaptability.
 
The meeting is scheduled for Monday July 7th from 1:00 p.m.to 5:00 p.m. at the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters (Building C - Tillamook meeting room), 2600 State Street in Salem. Public members are invited to attend the meeting.
 
Public members with questions regarding the meeting, or members of the public requesting special accommodations, should contact the Oregon Department of Forestry at 503-945-7427 prior to noon on July 2nd.
 
The Forestry subcommittee reports recommendations to the Natural Resource Committee of the Global Warming Commission.
 
The Oregon Global Warming Commission is a 25-member advisory group created by the 2007 Legislature through House Bill 3543. Governor Kulongoski appointed most of the members and directed them to develop long-term policy recommendations to prepare for, adapt to, and combat global warming, including recommendations for policy makers for the 2009 legislative session that will build on Oregon’s aggressive actions on global warming and climate change.
 
Additional information about the Oregon Department of Forestry is available on the agency’s web site.
 
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