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June 30, 2022
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State Forests Advisory Committee meets June 24 in Salem, virtually via Zoom

SALEM, Ore. – The State Forests Advisory Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. Friday, June 24 at ODF headquarters in Salem with a virtual option via Zoom. 

The committee will hear updates on the agency’s response to public comment on draft Annual Operations Plans for fiscal year 2023, the draft Western Oregon State Forest Habitat Conservation Plan and implementation guidelines for the associated Forest Management Plan, and planned upcoming revisions to state forest Implementation Plans. A complete meeting agenda will be posted at: http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/SFAC.aspx

The State Forests Advisory Committee meeting starts at 8:30 a.m. and will be held at the Oregon Department of Forestry Tillamook Room, 2600 State St., Salem 97310. It will also be livestreamed via Zoom at https://odf.zoom.us/j/98194773093. The public may provide comment either virtually or in person 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 503-945-7200.

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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