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NW Oregon Regional Forest Practices Committee meets October 5 in Forest Grove
 
September 20, 2011
Contact:              
Kevin Weeks, ODF Public Affairs, (503) 945-7427
 
The NW Oregon Regional Forest Practices Committee has scheduled its next meeting for Wednesday October 5 at the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Forest Grove District office, 801 Gales Creek Road in the Tualatin Room. The meeting is tentatively scheduled to run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a public comment period scheduled at approximately 9:30 a.m.
 
Regional Forest Practices Committees are panels of citizens – mandated under Oregon law - that advise the Oregon Board of Forestry on current forestry issues and forest management approaches. Three Regional Forest Practices Committees, serving the Northwest, Southwest and Eastern regions of the state, were created within the Oregon Forest Practices Act in 1971. Under Oregon law, a majority of Regional Forest Practices Committees members are private forest landowners and logging or forest operations companies.
 
The agenda for the meeting is scheduled to include:
  • Orientation session for new Committee members (training scheduled for 9:00-9:30 a.m. portion of meeting agenda)
  • NW Oregon Committee chair selection
  • Update on the evaluation of services and rebuilding of the ODF Private Forests program
  • Update on ODF Private Forests program assignments in Oregon Board of Forestry work items
  • Discussion of the rulemaking process to implement 2011 House Bill 2165
  • Scheduling future meeting for the Committee
 
Members of the public may attend 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 503-945-7427.
 
Oregon’s forests are among one of the state’s most valued resources, providing a balanced mix of environmental, economic and social benefits.
 
Additional information about ODF’s Regional Forest Practices Committees is available on the Oregon Department of Forestry’s web site: www.oregon.gov/ODF/BOARD/RFPC/rfpc.shtml 
 
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