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State Forest Stewardship Coordinating Committee meets September 29 in Salem
 
September 20, 2011
Contact:          
Kevin Weeks (503) 945-7427
  
Oregon’s State Forest Stewardship Coordinating Committee will meet on Thursday September 29, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 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 the evaluation, discussion and priority ranking of Oregon’s Forest Legacy Program projects under consideration to receive federal FY 2013 funding in the national Forest Legacy Program.  Discussion about the national Forest Stewardship Program is planned, also information about Oregon’s Forest Biodiversity Explorer will be presented.
 
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.
 
The State Forest Stewardship Coordinating Committee – consisting of representatives from state and federal natural resource agencies, private forest landowners, consulting foresters, forest industry and conservation organizations – advises the State Forester on policies and procedures for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service - State and Private Forestry Programs such as Forest Legacy and Forest Stewardship. The State Forest Stewardship Coordinating Committee also serves as the forestry subcommittee to the Oregon Technical Advisory Committee (OTAC), advising both the USDA Farm Services Agency and USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service on federal farm and forestry assistance programs. In 2010, the State Forest Stewardship Coordinating Committee provided oversight of ODF’s development of the 2010 Oregon Statewide Forest Assessment and Resource Strategy.
 
Additional information about the State Forest Stewardship Coordinating Committee is available on ODF’s web site at: www.oregon.gov/ODF/RESOURCE_PLANNING/sfscc.shtml and information about the Forest Legacy Program is available at: www.oregon.gov/ODF/privateforests/forestlegacy.shtml 
 
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