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State Forest Stewardship Coordinating Committee meets September 23 in Salem
September 14, 2010
Contact:           Kevin Weeks (503) 945-7427
The promotion of conservation and sustainable planning for Oregon’s forests will be the subject of a meeting presented by the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) in late September.
Oregon’s State Forest Stewardship Coordinating Committee will meet on Thursday September 23, 2010 from 11:00am to 4:00pm at the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters in Salem, 2600 State Street (Operations Building D - Santiam meeting room).
The proposed agenda for the meeting includes an update on the 2010 State of Oregon Statewide Forest Assessment and review of the five conservation projects submitted to ODF for potential funding by the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Forest Legacy Program. Project applicants will be provided time in the afternoon for brief presentations explaining their proposed Forest Legacy project.
Forest Legacy is a national cooperative forestry program of the U.S. Forest Service that seeks to conserve private forest lands in areas where forests may be lost to non-forest uses, to help protect forest resources, and enhance community forest conservation partnerships. The program is administered in Oregon by ODF. The voluntary program provides financial incentives -- using conservation easements, land acquisition or land donation -- for private landowners to protect environmentally important working forest areas that are threatened by development, fragmentation and other non-forest uses.
Members of the public are invited to attend and participate in the meeting. 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 the Oregon Department of Forestry at 503-945-7368.