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News Release
Update on Western Oregon State Forests Habitat Conservation Plan October 15 in Portland - 10/08/19

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry will be hosting a meeting open to the public on Tuesday, Oct. 15 in Portland to provide an update on the Western Oregon State Forests Habitat Conservation Plan process.

ODF is hosting this meeting to engage with the public on developing a possible Habitat Conservation Plan for ODF-managed lands west of the Cascade Mountains. This meeting will focus on the following topics:

  • A final draft of the Western Oregon HCP Mission, Vision and Goals
  • Conceptual Biological Goals and Objectives for covered species
  • Upcoming topics such as interaction between covered forest management activities and covered species; analysis of effects on forest management on covered species; and role of timber harvest and species habitat modeling in the effects analysis process

Date: Tuesday, October 15
Time: 1–3 p.m. meeting, followed by an informal meet and greet from 3–4 p.m. with the project team.
Where: Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union, SMSU Browsing Lounge (Room 238), Portland 97201

While in-person participation is encouraged, for those unable to attend in person the presentation can be viewed on the ODF YouTube channel.

To learn more about the HCP process and RSVP for the meeting, please visit https://www.oregon.gov/ODF/AboutODF/Pages/HCP-initiative.aspx.

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