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State Forests Advisory Committee will meet Oct. 25 in Forest Grove - 10/21/19

SALEM, Ore – An Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) state forests advisory group will meet Friday, Oct. 25 in Forest Grove to receive updates on ODF Annual Operations Plan accomplishments for fiscal year 2019 and state forest issues, including:

  • Public engagement strategy
  • Recreation in State Forests
  • Habitat Conservation Plan update
  • Implementation Update on Workforce Futuring (State Forests organizational restructuring)
  • State Forests Business: Cash Flow and Forest Management Plan workshop

Opportunity for public comment is also on the agenda and is currently scheduled for 12:15 p.m. The full agenda will be posted at http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/SFAC.aspx.

Meeting details

The State Forests Advisory Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, at the Forest Grove Community Auditorium, 1915 Main St., Forest Grove 97116.

SFAC’s role

The State Forests Advisory Committee (SFAC) is comprised of citizens and representatives of timber, environmental and recreation groups as well as watershed council, tribal and county representatives.. 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.

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 503-745-7427.

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