03-17-2014, 10:06 AM
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Olympia, WA
Odf: High value conservation areas & open houses
HIGH VALUE CONSERVATION AREAS & OPEN HOUSES
The Board of Forestry is committed to conservation on state-owned forestlands. To highlight this commitment the Board approved high value conservation area (HVCA) designations in June 2013.
To commemorate and implement, there are a number of activities underway. We've launched a central webpage for HVCA information, scheduled March open houses (see below), and will send a web link for public comment once the HVCA & Annual Operation Plans (AOP) comment period kicks off March 17 (open through May 2). Visit the webpage to learn more.
HVCA open houses will provide the opportunity to review these areas on Google Earth maps, ask questions, explore through a self-guided tour, and learn more about how these areas are managed over time, among other activities. We look forward to seeing you there next week:
LEARN MORE: CONSERVATION AREA OPEN HOUSES
March 17: 6-8pm, Forest Grove ODF District Office, 801 Gales Creek Road, Forest Grove
March 20: 6-8pm, Astoria ODF District Office, 92219 Hwy 202, Astoria
March 22: 10am-noon, Tillamook District Office, 5005 3rd Street, Tillamook
PHOTO: A High Value Conservation Area in the Elliott State Forest near Coos Bay.