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Forest sustainability discussion in Bend on November 18
Oregon Department of Forestry News Brief
Released: November 8, 2010
WHAT:  Join the USDA Forest Service, Central Oregon Community College, and the Oregon Department of Forestry for an informal discussion on defining and measuring forest sustainability in Oregon.
WHO:  USDA Forest Service, Central Oregon Community College, and the Oregon Department of Forestry
WHEN:  7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, November 18, 2010
WHERE:  Boyle Education Center, Room 155; Central Oregon Community College; 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend. Campus map available at: http://web.cocc.edu/admit/new/publ/bendcampusparking.pdf
WHY:  A conversation about forest sustainability in Oregon
1) Introduce anyone in the Central Oregon area who is interested in sustainable forest management to concepts being used at the state, national, and international scales; the Board of Forestry’s strategic plan – the Forestry Program for Oregon; and Oregon’s Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management – the Board’s measuring sticks towards achieving sustainable forests in Oregon.
2) Identify possible linkages between these sustainable forestry initiatives and forest resource issues, policies, planning, management, practices, research, and monitoring in Central Oregon.
3) Discuss how private landowners, state and federal agencies, local governments, tribal governments, and non-governmental organizations can promote collaborative conversations on the meaning and implementation of sustainable forest management at a Central Oregon landscape scale.
Presenters/moderators: Jamie Barbour, Pacific Northwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service, and David Morman, Forest Resources Planning Program, Oregon Department of Forestry.
MORE INFORMATION/CONTACT:  David Morman, Oregon Department of Forestry, at 503-945-7413 or dmorman@odf.state.or.us.
Visit:   http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/BOARD/fpfo2011.shtml