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News Release
CORRECTED: State Forests Advisory Committee to receive update on Western Oregon State Forest Habitat Conservation Plan project on Dec. 9 in Portland - 12/02/19

**CORRECTED to note meeting time is from 9-11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 9**

SALEM, Ore. – An Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) state forests advisory group will hear an update and have an opportunity to ask questions regarding the ongoing Western Oregon State Forest Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) on December 9 in Portland.

The State Forests Advisory Committee will meet from 9-11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9 in Portland at the offices of ICF, 615 SW Alder St., Portland to learn about and reflect on the Western Oregon HCP products to date. Specific topics of discussion include:

  • The plan area and permit area
  • The covered species list
  • The Mission, Vision, and Goals of the HCP
  • The Draft Biological Goals and Objectives

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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