February 14, 2012
First meeting of Forest Health Technical Advisory Committee
Committee begins process to recommend treatments on health of forests
OLYMPIA – The first meeting of the Forest Health Technical Advisory Committee, appointed by Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark, will take place on February 27. Responding to worsening forest health conditions, the committee will advise the Commissioner on areas of potential geographic priority and potential remedies and actions. Between their meetings, the committee will collect necessary data and information to help choose the areas of most concern.
| Who:|| Forest Health Technical Advisory Committee|
| When:|| February 27, 2012; 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.|
| Where:|| Hal Holmes Community Center, Teanaway Room|
209 N Ruby Street, Ellensburg, WA 98926
Directions Hal Holmes Community Center and web link:
From I-90, take Exit 109 for Canyon Road toward Ellensburg. Turn right onto Canyon Road and continue onto S. Main Street. Turn right onto W. 2nd Avenue. Take the 3rd left onto N. Ruby Street. The Community Center is on the left.
Hal Holmes Community Center link to directions
The Committee’s recommendations and local input from landowners will help determine what actions are needed, such as forest health treatments and whether a Forest Health Hazard Warning is necessary.
Media Contact: Janet Pearce, Community Outreach and Education, 360-902-1122, firstname.lastname@example.org
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