This month, the Oregon Department of Forestry will host two listening sessions to hear public input on the Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP).
In December, the Orgon Department of Forestry released modeling data showing that harvest volumes would fall by as much as 33 percent. This could cost the Department of Forestry and the surrounding counties, like Washington and Clatsop, up to $44 million in lost tax revenue.
The listening sessions are opportunities for members of the public to share thoughts or concerns specific to this new information with State Forester, Cal Mukumoto, before he makes his recommendation to the Board as to how to move forward with the HCP.
Here are the details on the listening sessions:
• Virtual – Jan. 29 @ 1pm – Advance registration is required. There are limited spots, so make sure to sign up ASAP.
• Astoria—Jan. 31 @ 5pm – The Loft at the Red Building, 20 Basin St.
For the in-person sessions, doors open for comment signup at 5 p.m., and the meeting starts at 5:30 p.m.
If you can’t make it, you can submit your comments in writing. All written comments must be received by Feb. 2. Email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to State Forester Cal Mukumoto, Building B, 2600 State St., Salem, OR 97310.
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