USDA Forest Service Forms Northwest Forest Plan Federal Advisory Committee

US Department of Agriculture
July 7, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has established and appointed members to a new Federal Advisory Committee to provide advice and recommendations on modernizing landscape management across national forests within the Northwest Forest Plan area in Washington, Oregon and Northern California. The committee will make recommendations focused on a climate-informed amendment of the Northwest Forest Plan to update management direction so that national forests are managed sustainably, adapted to climate change, and resilient to wildfire, insects, disease, and other disturbances, while meeting the needs of local communities. …“This committee will also be asked to help reshape ways we engage with communities and deepen our connections with tribes as we go through the Northwest Forest Plan amendment process,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

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