OSAF Members Appointed to Northwest Forest Plan Federal Advisory Committee
On July 7, 2023, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the formation of the Northwest Forest Plan Federal Advisory Committee, whose role, as per the press release, “will to provide advice and recommendations on modernizing landscape management across national forests within the Northwest Forest Plan area in Washington, Oregon and Northern California.”
Two of the members appointed to the committee are OSAF members: Jerry Franklin, PhD, Professor Emeritus, School of Environmental and Forest Science, University of Washington, and Travis Joseph, President/CEO, American Forest Resource Council.
“Establishing this committee is another way for us to embrace climate-smart science, ensure we hear from diverse voices and get a range of perspectives on how to best confront the wildfire crisis and climate change,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “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.”
To learn more about the role of this committee and their work, the visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r6/landmanagement/planning/?cid=stelprd3831710.