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Smoke Management Advisory Committee to meet Jan. 6, Salem
WHAT – A five-member committee tasked with advising the Oregon Department of Forestry on the state's Smoke Management Plan will work through an agenda that includes the following items:
 Summary of 2010 forest prescribed burning activity
 Best burn strategies, matrix understanding
 Tonnage reporting, alternatives to burning, biomassing
 Prescribed burning east of the Cascades
 Smoke intrusion complaint system
 2010 smoke intrusion summary
 Spring burning, furlough days
 Wildfire and multiple-use objectives
 Technology update: Sonic Detection and Ranging (SODAR), data system
 Program funding status
 Implementation plan: Field coordinator decision, public education, future work/priorities
 Regional Haze Plan
Public comments will be received at 2:15 p.m.
 
WHO – By Oregon statute, the Smoke Management Advisory Committee includes representatives of industrial and non-industrial forest landowners, the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and the general public.
 
WHEN – 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011
 
WHERE – Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters, Building D - Santiam Room, 2600 State St., Salem.
 
MORE INFO – Rod Nichols, 503-945-7425, rnichols@odf.state.or.us, www.oregon.gov/ODF/FIRE/fire.shtml#Smoke_Management