April 29, 2014
Landslide protections to be the focus of Forest Practices Board meeting
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Forest Practices Board, an independent state agency that makes rules regarding timber harvest, will hold a special board meeting on May 12, focused on landslide science and regulatory protections. This day-long meeting will review what’s known about the Oso Landslide, consider the latest scientific information, and discuss the state’s regulatory approach to protecting public safety and public resources.
“As chair of the Board, I feel it is our responsibility to have an informed discussion and review the scientific basis of the state’s landslide protections in the forest environment,” said Aaron Everett, State Forester with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
The board’s discussions will continue at its regularly scheduled meeting the following day.
Review the draft agenda: http://1.usa.gov/QVdMnl
The Forest Practices Board
| When:||May 12, 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.|
|John A. Cherberg Building, Hearing Room 1|
304 15th Ave SW
Olympia, WA 98507
The Forest Practices Board is an independent agency that adopts rules for timber harvesting, forest road building, reforestation, and other forest practices. The rules protect public resources, such as water quality and fish habitat, while maintaining a viable timber industry. The Board includes members of the public, small forest landowners, counties and state agencies concerned with forest resources and commerce. DNR administers forest practices rules on 9.3 million acres of state and private lands.
For more information on the Forest Practices Board, visit: http://1.usa.gov/1nZNafM Media Contact:
Diana Lofflin, Interim Communications and Outreach Director, 360-902-1023 or firstname.lastname@example.org
# # #