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Committee for Family Forestlands meets December 16 in Salem
 
December 5, 2011
Contact:          
Kevin Weeks    (503) 945-7427
 
The Committee for Family Forestlands is scheduled to meet at 9:00 a.m. on Friday December 16, 2011 at the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) headquarters in Salem, 2600 State Street - Operations Building D, Santiam meeting room. The Committee provides information to the Oregon Board of Forestry and the State Forester on ways to improve the vitality of Oregon’s family forestlands.
 
The proposed agenda for the meeting is scheduled to include a review of the November 4 Board of Forestry field tour discussing issues facing family forest landowners in Oregon, discussion regarding the potential development of new procedures by the Department of Environmental Quality regarding Clean Water Act compliance, and discussion about areas of concern to eastern Oregon forest owners.
 
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.
 
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, Oregon Small Woodlands Association, forestry-related industry associations and the Oregon Forest Resources Institute serve in a non-voting capacity.
 
Additional information about the Committee for Family Forestlands is available on ODF’s web site, www.oregon.gov/ODF/BOARD/CFF/cff.shtml 
 
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