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Draft Stewardship Agreement - Christian Futures Inc. - open for public comment and review
 
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY
REQUEST FOR COMMENTS
 
PROPOSED STEWARDSHIP AGREEMENT FOR CHRISTIAN FUTURES, INC. PROPERTY
 
DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGON
 
Published in the Roseburg News-Review
PUBLISHING DATE: October 17, 2011
 
COMMENTS DUE: November 7, 2011 by 5:00 p.m.
 
PROJECT LOCATION:  Smith River West Tract, 9.5 miles northeast of Reedsport
 
PROPOSAL: Pursuant to Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 527.423, the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) is proposing to adopt a Stewardship Agreement for the Christian Futures, Inc. Smith River West Tract forest property. The Stewardship Agreement shall serve as Certificate of Inclusion in the Programmatic Safe Harbor Agreement for Northern Spotted Owl habitat.
 
HIGHLIGHTS: This Stewardship Agreement is intended to permit Christian Futures, Inc. to operate an 80-acre forest tract under habitat conservation goals identified in the landowner’s forest management plan. This Stewardship Agreement provides the opportunity for the landowner to participate in the Programmatic Safe Harbor Agreement for Northern Spotted Owl habitat authorized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Approval of the Agreement further allows the landowner to participate in the NRCS Healthy Forests Reserve Program. ODF agrees to audit forest operations conducted by the landowners for compliance with Oregon Forest Practices Act standards every three years.
 
HOW TO COMMENT: The project file may be reviewed by appointment at ODF’s Western Lane District office. To schedule an appointment to review the file, please contact:
 
Oregon Department of Forestry, Western Lane District
87950 Territorial Highway
Veneta, Oregon 97487
(541) 935-2283
 
Written comments should be received by November 7, 2011 and sent to Paul Clements, ODF Western Lane District at the address provided above.
 
THE NEXT STEP: ODF will consider all public comments received within the public comment period before making a final decision regarding approval of the draft Stewardship Agreement.
 
/s/ Peter Daugherty, Chief of ODF Private Forests Division
Salem, Oregon
 
Review copy of the draft Stewardship Agreement [PDF file 525k ]
 
Questions about the draft agreement may be directed to the ODF Public Affairs Office