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IDL seeks nominations for advisory committee

| December 1, 2020 1:00 AM

COEUR D’ALENE – The Idaho Department of Lands is seeking nominations for two expiring term appointments on the Idaho Forest Practices Advisory Committee.

The committee’s next meeting is set for Thursday, Dec. 17, in Coeur d’Alene.

The purpose of FPAC is to provide technical assistance to IDL and the Idaho State Board of Land Commissioners in matters relating to the Idaho Forest Practices Act. The IDL director appoints the members for three-year terms.

The FPAC typically meets two or three times per year depending on current issues. It is comprised of nine voting members.

Interested organizations or individuals nominating for a position must send a short biography and description of the person’s experience and/or training related to forest practices to Gary Hess, Forestry Assistance Bureau, regulatory and stewardship program manager, by emailing ghess@idl.idaho.gov. Hess can also be reached by calling (208)666-8636.

Nominations close Dec. 15.

The committee will meet at 9 a.m. Dec. 17 in a Zoom conference. The agenda includes continued discussion of the 2014 Class I streamside tree-retention rule, equipment definitions for Cable-Assisted, Mechanized Harvesting and potential language clarification of existing rules.