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Eastside Screens Public Workshops

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, public workshops and meetings were conducted virtually through the internet. Presentations, transcripts, and recordings from the meetings are available below.

Science Forum – May 11, 2020

The science forum provided an open discussion about the science underlying the potential adaptation of the Eastside Screens 21-inch standard. The Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station compiled a review of research conducted in the last 25 years relevant to the proposed Eastside Screens amendment. The first three speakers present highlights from this review. Additional speakers offered broader or differing perspectives. Deciding officials with the Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Region will consider a spectrum of scientific findings in formulating its plan amendment.

Intergovernmental Technical Workshop – May 13, 2020

Designed for county, state, and tribal government representatives, the intergovernmental technical workshop was an opportunity for these officials and representatives to learn about the forest plan amendment process and share their perspectives. The workshop was co-hosted by the Eastern Oregon Counties Association.

Partner Technical Workshop – May 15, 2020

Designed for partnering organizations, groups highly engaged in national forest management, and interested citizens, the partner technical workshop was an opportunity for these individuals to learn about the forest plan amendment process and share perspectives.

General Information Sessions 

The Forest Service hosted two public webinars to provide more information about the proposed amendment. The webinars were identical in format and included an overview of the draft amendment and proposed action, instruction on writing and submitting a formal comment, and an opportunity to ask questions and hear responses from the interdisciplinary team.

•    Session 1: Wednesday, August 19

•    Session 2: Thursday, August 20

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