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Public meeting in Astoria April 26 to review Clatsop State Forest management plan
 
April 13, 2011
Contact:          
Kevin Weeks (503) 945-7427 or Ron Zilli (503) 325-5451
 
The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Astoria District has scheduled a meeting to provide public participation in the development of the District’s Fiscal Year 2012 Annual Operating Plan and the proposed 2011-2021 Implementation Plan for the Clatsop State Forest. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 26 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Clatsop County Judge Guy Boyington Building, 857 Commercial Street in downtown Astoria. 
 
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 503-325-5451.
 
Annual operations plans for ODF districts identify and describe specific activities such as timber sales and reforestation, road building, stream enhancement and recreation projects on the state forests that are planned for the Fiscal Year ahead starting July 1.
 
The 2011 Implementation Plan addresses policy changes adopted last year.  In 2010, the Oregon Board of Forestry approved changes to the NW Oregon Forest Management Plan and revised performance measure targets for the Clatsop and Tillamook State Forests. The 2010 changes are related to the amount of complex structure (layered and older forest structure) that will exist in the forest, addresses how compliance with the federal Endangered Species Act will be achieved, sets goals for harvest volumes and expands strategies for ‘species of concern.’ 
 
Written comments on the Fiscal Year 2012 Annual Operating Plan and the proposed 2011-2021 Implementation Plan for the Clatsop State Forest will be accepted until 5 p.m. on May 25, at either the ODF Astoria District office or the Salem ODF headquarters.
 
Oregon’s forests are among one of the state’s most valued resources, providing a balanced mix of environmental, economic and social benefits. The ODF Astoria District includes approximately 137,000 acres of state-managed forests, primarily the Clatsop State Forest. 
 
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Astoria District Fiscal Year 2012 Annual Operating Plan Draft for review - [PDF, 975 kB]
 
Executive Summary - 2011 Clatsop State Forest Draft Implementation Plan [PDF, 205 kB] 
 
Draft Document for review - 2011 Clatsop State Forest Implementation Plan [PDF, 5 Mb]