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August 14, 2022
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State Forests Advisory Committee meets April 8 via Zoom

SALEM, Ore. – The State Forests Advisory Committee will meet Friday, April 8 via Zoom starting at 9 a.m.  

The committee will hear updates on the draft Western Oregon State Forest Habitat Conservation Plan and Forest Management Plan as well as an update on the Santiam State Forest post-fire restoration strategy and the associated Fern Ridge forest management project.

There will also be updates on the Marbled Murrelet Species Management Plan and a discussion of public use restriction changes related to fire hazard mitigation.  A complete meeting agenda is posted at: http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/SFAC.aspx.  

The State Forests Advisory Committee starts at 9 a.m. and will be livestreamed via Zoom at https://odf.zoom.us/j/98194773093. Because state offices are not yet open to the public, those wishing to attend should plan to do so via Zoom. A public comment opportunity will be provided at the beginning of the meeting.  

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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