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Corrected News Release: Regional Forest Practice Committee to meet Feb. 22 - 02/21/17

NOTE: This is a corrected news release to reflect that recommendations on streamside protection are for the eastern Oregon region.
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News Release

Release date: Feb. 21, 2017

Contact:
Jim Gersbach, Public Information Officer, Salem, 503-945-7245
Kyle Abraham, Deputy Chief, Private Forests Division, Salem, 503-945-7473


(PRINEVILLE, Ore.) The Eastern Oregon Regional Forest Practice Committee will submit its formal recommendations on streamside protection for the eastern Oregon region to the Oregon Department of Forestry during a public conference call on Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 10 to 11 a.m. Members of the public who wish to participate may do so at either of these two locations:

ODF's Eastern Oregon Area office
3501 East Third Street
Prineville, OR 97754

Sun Pass Conference Room
Oregon Department of Forestry, Building D
2600 State Street
Salem, OR 97310

ODF had previously asked the nine-member Committee last year to prepare its priorities as the agency looks at potential updates to streamside protection rules to benefit fish and wildlife and water quality eastern Oregon region. ODF is gathering the information from regional committees to help the Oregon Board of Forestry set priorities around stream protection in Oregon.

Public meetings
The public is welcome to 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 before the meeting. For more information about attending the meeting, please contact Susan Dominique at 503-945-7502.

About the Eastern Oregon Regional Forest Practice Committee
Regional Forest Practice committees are panels of citizens -- mandated under Oregon law -- that advise the Board of Forestry on current forestry issues and forest management approaches. Three Regional Forest Practice committees serve the Eastern, Northwest and Southwest regions of the state. They were created by the Oregon Forest Practices Act in 1971. Under Oregon law, a majority of Regional Forest Practice committee members are private forest landowners and logging or forest operations companies.

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Regional Forest Practices committees to meet during the last week of February in Roseburg and Prineville - 02/21/17

NOTE: Corrected news release. Subsequent corrections to the news release to reflect that recommendations on streamside protection are for the Siskiyou AND eastern Oregon regions.

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News Release

Release date: Feb. 21, 2017

Contact:
Jim Gersbach, Public Information Officer, Salem, 503-945-7245
Kyle Abraham, Deputy Chief, Private Forests Division, Salem, 503-945-7473


(SALEM) Two Regional Forest Practice committees will submit their formal recommendations on streamside protection for the Siskiyou and eastern Oregon regions to the Oregon Department of Forestry during public conference calls in these dates and locations:

Wednesday, Feb. 22 -- 10 to 11 a.m.
ODF's Prineville District Office
3501 East Third St.
Prineville, OR 97754

Friday, Feb. 24 -- 9 to 10 a.m.
Douglas Forest Protective Association office
1758 NE Airport Way
Roseburg, OR 97470

The public can also participate in these conference calls at this location:

Sun Pass Conference Room
Oregon Department of Forestry, Building D
2600 State St.
Salem, OR 97310

ODF had previously asked the Southwest and Eastern Oregon committees last year to prepare their priorities as the agency looks at potential updates to streamside protection rules to benefit fish and wildlife and water quality in the Siskiyou region. ODF is gathering the information from regional committees to help the Oregon Board of Forestry set priorities around stream protection in Oregon.

Public meetings
The public is welcome to attend both meetings. The meeting locations are 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 before the meeting. For more information about attending the meeting, please contact Susan Dominique at 503-945-7502.

About the Regional Forest Practice Committees
Regional Forest Practice committees are panels of citizens -- mandated under Oregon law -- that advise the Board of Forestry on current forestry issues and forest management approaches. Three Regional Forest Practice committees serve the Northwest, Southwest and Eastern regions of the state. They were created by the Oregon Forest Practices Act in 1971. Under Oregon law, a majority of Regional Forest Practice committee members are private forest landowners and logging or forest operations companies. The Southwest Oregon Regional Forest Practice Committee is based in Roseburg and the Eastern Oregon Regional Forest Practice Committee in Prineville.

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Regional Forest Practices committee to meet Feb. 24 - 02/21/17

News Release

Release date: Feb. 21, 2017

Contact:
Jim Gersbach, Public Information Officer, Salem, 503-945-7245
Kyle Abraham, Deputy Chief, Private Forests Division, Salem, 503-945-7473


(ROSEBURG, Ore.) The Southwest Oregon Regional Forest Practice Committee will submit its formal recommendations on streamside protection for the Siskiyou region to the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) during a public conference call on Friday, Feb. 24 from 9 to 10 a.m. Members of the public who wish to participate may do so at either of these two locations:

Douglas Forest Protective Association
1758 NE Airport Way
Roseburg, OR 97470

Sun Pass Conference Room
Oregon Department of Forestry, Building D
2600 State Street
Salem, OR 97310

ODF had previously asked the nine-member Committee last year to prepare its priorities as the agency looks at potential updates to streamside protection rules to benefit fish and wildlife and water quality in the Siskiyou region. ODF is gathering the information from regional committees to help the Oregon Board of Forestry set priorities around stream protection in Oregon.

Public meetings
The public is welcome to 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 before the meeting. For more information about attending the meeting, please contact Susan Dominique at 503-945-7502.

About the Southwest Oregon Regional Forest Practice Committee
Regional Forest Practice committees are panels of citizens -- mandated under Oregon law -- that advise the Board of Forestry on current forestry issues and forest management approaches. Three Regional Forest Practice committees serve the Northwest, Southwest and Eastern regions of the state. They were created by the Oregon Forest Practices Act in 1971. Under Oregon law, a majority of Regional Forest Practice committee members are private forest landowners and logging or forest operations companies.


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Family Forestland committee meets February 6 - 02/01/17

News Release

Release date: Feb. 1, 2017

Contact:
Nick Hennemann, Public Affairs Specialist, Salem, 503-945-7248
Kyle Abraham, Deputy Chief Private Forests Division, Salem, 503-945-7473


The Committee on Family Forestlands will receive an update about the Oregon Department of Forestry's efforts to gather input about streamside protection rules and information needs relative to goals for fish and wildlife, water quality, and forest health in the Siskiyou region and eastern Oregon. The agency is gathering information to help the Board of Forestry regarding priorities for monitoring in these areas. The committee will meet on February 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The meeting will be at the Oregon Department of Forestry Headquarters in the Tillamook Room, Building C at 2600 State Street, Salem.

The agenda also includes:
* Updates about forest seedlings
* A presentation about carbon regional conservation partnership programs
* A legislative preview and a review of the committee's work plan

The 13-member Committee for Family Forestlands researches policies that affect family forestland viability, natural resource protection and forestry benefits. Based on its findings, the committee recommends actions to the Oregon Board of Forestry and State Forester. You can find more information at: www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/CFF.aspx.

Public Meetings
The public is welcome to 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 before the meeting. For more information about attending the meeting please contact Susan Dominique at 503-945-7502.

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Nicolai Mainline Closure Notice - 01/30/17

Astoria -- The Oregon Department of Forestry will close Nicolai Mainline to through traffic during the day between mile markers 5.5 and 6 to conduct forest operations near the road. Starting today, January 30, the road will close for about two months.

Drivers can bypass the closure using Microwave Road to reach Simonsen Loop and Shingle Mill roads. These roads cross the higher elevations of Clatsop County. Roads at these elevations often have snow during the winter months and may prevent drivers from using the specified detour and the mainline beyond the closure. The agency will post "Road Closed" signs. The road will be open in late evenings and on weekends.

For more information about closures call the agency's Astoria District Office at 503-325-5451.

State Forest Stewardship Committee to meet Jan. 26 - 01/24/17

News Release


Release date: Jan. 24, 2017

Contact:
Ryan Gordon, 503-945-7393, Ryan.P.Gordon@Oregon.gov


The State Forest Stewardship Coordinating Committee will meet Jan. 26 in Salem to receive updates on the Community Forest, Forest Legacy, and Stewardship programs. The Committee will also discuss its work plan and set priorities for the 2017 calendar year.

The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Oregon Department of Forestry Salem headquarters in the Tillamook Conference Room, Building C, 2600 State Street.

The State Forest Stewardship Coordinating Committee advises the State Forester on policies and procedures for the U.S. Forest Service State and Private Forestry Programs, such as Forest Legacy and Forest Stewardship. The committee consists of representatives from state and federal natural resource agencies, private forest landowners, consulting foresters, and forest industry and conservation organizations.

Public Meetings
The public is invited to 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. For more information about attending the meeting please contact Susan Dominique at 503-945-7502.

Find the meeting agenda and learn more about the committee here
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Jeri Chase | Public Information Officer
Oregon Department of Forestry
2600 State Street, Salem, OR 97310
Office: 503-945-7201
Cell: 503-931-2721
Jeri.Chase@oregon.gov

Connect with us:
www.oregon.gov/ODF