Three Regional Forest Practice committees will meet in October to hear updates from the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Private Forests Division and select their Operator of the Year.
The committee for Eastern Oregon will meet Thursday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the main lodge of Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Ore.
The committees for Northwest Oregon and Southwest Oregon will both meet Thursday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Valley River Inn, 1000 Valley River Way in Eugene.
All three committees will hear about the pesticide stewardship partnership between the Oregon Department of Forestry, Department of Environmental Quality and the Oregon Department of Agriculture. Committee members will also receive updates on:
- the work of the Oregon Department of Forestry’s monitoring unit
- tethered logging guidance
- forest health
- analysis of rules concerning a bird called the marbled murrelet
In addition, committee members will decide on which nomination to accept as Operator of the Year for their respective area of the state.
There will be an opportunity for public comment near the beginning of the meeting. Members of the public may attend the meeting. 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 ODF’s Susan Dominique at 503-945-7502.
Regional Forest Practice Committees are panels of citizens – mandated under Oregon law – that advise the Oregon Board of Forestry on current forestry issues and forest management approaches. Three Regional Forest Practice Committees, serving the Eastern, Northwest and Southwest and regions of the state, were created by the 1971 Oregon Forest Practices Act. Under Oregon law, a majority of Regional Forest Practice Committees members must be private forest landowners and logging or forest operations companies.
Oregon’s forests are among one of the state’s most valued resources, providing a balanced mix of environmental, economic and social benefits. Additional information about ODF’s Regional Forest Practice Committees is available on the Oregon Department of Forestry’s web site: http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/RFPC.aspx.
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