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Committee for Family Forestlands meets April 26 in Salem
 
April 18, 2011
Contact:          
Kevin Weeks    (503) 945-7427
 
The Committee for Family Forestlands advises the Oregon Board of Forestry and the State Forester on ways to improve the vitality of Oregon’s family forestlands, evaluate the impact of forest policy and regulatory changes on family forest owners, and expand opportunities for landowners to manage and market their timber, forest product and other economic resources.
 
The next meeting of the Committee for Family Forestlands is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday April 26, 2011 at the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters in Salem, 2600 State Street - Operations Building D, Santiam meeting room.
 
The agenda for the meeting is under development.
 
Thirteen positions, seven voting members and six seats in non-voting roles, form the Committee. Voting members include family forest owners, an environmental community representative, a representative of Oregon’s forest products industry and a citizen-at-large representing the public. Representatives of the Oregon Department of Forestry, Oregon State University, forestry-related industry associations and the Oregon Forest Resources Institute serve in a non-voting capacity.
 
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 503-945-7502.
 
Oregon’s forests are among one of the state’s most valued resources, providing a balanced mix of environmental, economic and social benefits.
 
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