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State Forests Advisory Committee to host tour on June 21 in Santiam State Forest, meet June 22 in Salem - 06/11/18

SALEM, Ore. – An Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) state forests advisory group will host a tour of forestland in the Santiam State Forest on Thursday, June 21 and meet on Friday, June 22 in Salem.

The public is welcome at both events, hosted by the State Forests Advisory Committee (SFAC). However, RSVP is needed for the forest tour. The meeting agenda will be posted at http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/SFAC.aspx.

Meeting details

Forest Tour: Meets at 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 21 at the ODF North Cascades Office, 22965 North Fork Road SE, Lyons, OR 97358. RSVP is needed for the forest tour so that attendees can be provided safety equipment. Tour attendees should provide their own lunch, refreshments and transportation suitable for traveling on forest roads. Please RSVP to April Davis at il.r.davis@oregon.gov">april.r.davis@oregon.gov or 503-359-7426.

SFAC meeting: The committee will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, June 22, at the ODF Salem Headquarters, Tillamook Room, Building C, 2600 State St. Topics on the agenda include an overview of the Annual Operation Plan (AOP) comments and responses, Implementation Plan modifications and division updates. The public will have the opportunity to provide comment.

SFAC’s role

The State Forests Advisory Committee (SFAC) is comprised of citizens and representatives of timber, environmental and recreation groups. SFAC provides a forum to discuss issues, opportunities and concerns, and offer advice and guidance to ODF on the implementation of the Northwest Oregon State Forests Management Plan. The plan provides guidance for managing 616,000 acres within the Tillamook, Clatsop and Santiam State Forests, and several scattered state-owned forest tracts in Benton, Polk, Lincoln and Lane counties through a balanced approach to generate revenue while prioritizing environmental and social benefits.

Friday’s 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.

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