State Forests Advisory Committee seeks three new members

Salem – The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) is seeking new committee members to fill three empty positions on the State Forests Advisory Committee (SFAC), an advisory committee that gives input on forest operations, projects and activities to ODF staff.

The three new members will serve three-year terms beginning in March 2019. There is one vacancy apiece for members from the timber industry, tribal community and a non-affiliated position.

According to a media release from ODF, the committee was formed in 2001 and gives input on forests in Western Oregon.

“The committee specifically covers issues related to ODF district Annual Operations Plans, best practices for balancing a range of forest benefits, strategies for improving public outreach and participation, and other technical forest management topics,” read a notice published by ODF.

“This is an opportunity for Oregonians to take a seat at the table of today’s forestry conversation and provide insight and perspectives on how we are implementing the forest management plans. We look forward to hosting a diverse and experienced committee in the coming months,” said Andy White, Northwest Oregon Area Director for the Oregon Department of Forestry.

To apply, complete a questionnaire by December 14, 2018 and submit to April Davis at the Oregon Department of Forestry by email to april.r.davis@oregon.gov or mail to 801 Gales Creek Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116.

For questions about the committee, contact Andy White at 503-359-7496 or andrew.t.white@oregon.gov.

More SFAC background information can be found at http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/SFAC.aspx.