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State Forest Stewardship Coordinating Committee meets January 20 in Salem
 
January 12, 2011
Contact:           Kevin Weeks (503) 945-7427
  
Oregon’s State Forest Stewardship Coordinating Committee will meet on Thursday January 20, 2011 from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) headquarters in Salem, 2600 State Street (Operations Building D - Santiam meeting room).
 
The proposed agenda for the meeting is scheduled to include a review and approval of changes to ODF forest stewardship management planning guidelines, updates on the Partners for Forestry Education, Uniform Resource Plan and Endorsement System and family forest Ties to the Land projects  funded through the Western States Competitive Grant program of the USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry, updates to the on-line Oregon Forest Atlas project, and review of Oregon’s Forest Legacy Areas – geographic regions of the state that define eligibility to Oregon’s Forest Legacy Program.  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. 
 
Public comments are scheduled to be heard at 10:00 a.m.
 
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.
 
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