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News Release
State Forests Advisory Committee meeting on draft Western Oregon State Forest Management Plan set for Dec. 5 in Salem - 11/26/19

SALEM, Ore. – An Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) state forests advisory group will meet on Thursday, Dec. 5 in Salem to provide input on the draft Western Oregon State Forest Management Plan.

The State Forests Advisory Committee will meet from 1-4 p.m. in Salem at the Oregon Department of Forestry (Tillamook Room), 2600 State St., Salem, 97310. This session will serve as an introduction to the plan revision, which kicked off in 2017 and is intended to increase financial and conservation outcomes on the approximately 613,000 acres of Board of Forestry land covered under the plan. The draft plan will be released Dec. 2 and posted on the project page at https://www.oregon.gov/ODF/AboutODF/Pages/FMP-revision.aspx.

The meeting agenda will be posted at http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/SFAC.aspx. 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 503-945-7427.

SFAC’s role

The State Forests Advisory Committee (SFAC) includes 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.

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