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News Release
State Forests Advisory Committee to meet Sept. 17 - 09/14/20

SALEM, Ore. – An Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) state forests advisory group will meet virtually Thursday, Sept. 17 to hear an update and solicit feedback on the Western Oregon State Forests Habitat Conservation Planning process.

The State Forests Advisory Committee will meet 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, and the meeting will be livestreamed on ODF’s YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/c/oregondepartmentofforestry. The meeting will focus on the HCP conservation strategy, and information set to be presented to the Oregon Board of Forestry in October as part of helping the Board determine whether to move forward with an HCP. The meeting agenda is posted at https://www.oregon.gov/odf/board/Pages/sfac.aspx.

Requests for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 24 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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