[Federal Register: April 8, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 67)]
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Forest Service
Committee on Scientists; Meeting

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA

ACTION: Notice of meeting. 
SUMMARY:  A meeting of the Committee on Scientists is scheduled
for April 22-23 in Missoula, Montana. The purpose of the meeting
is to discuss planning issues on the National Forests in the
Northern Region (Montana, Northern Idaho, North Dakota, and
Northwestern South Dakota) and the Intermountain Region
(Southern Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and Western Wyoming).
The Committee will meet with representatives from federal, state,
and local organizations to share information and ideas
about Committee members assignments, to continue discussions
on the scientific principles underlying land and resource management,
and to conduct any other Committee business that may arise.
The meeting is open to the public.  On April 22, beginning at 4 p.m.,
citizens may address the Committee to present ideas on how to improve
National Forest System land and resource management planning.
Citizens who wish to speak must register at the meeting before 5 p.m.,
and each speaker will be limited to a maximum of 5 minutes.
Persons may also written suggestions to the Committee.
DATES:  A meeting is scheduled for April 22-23 in Missoula, MT.
ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Elks Lodge, 112 North
Pattee Street, Missoula, Montana. On April 22, the meeting will
begin at 9 a.m. and end at 7 p.m. On April 23, the meeting will
begin at 8 a.m. and end at 4 p.m.

Written comments on improving land and resource management planning
may be sent to the Committee on Scientists, P.O. Box 2140, Corvallis,
OR 97339 or the Committee may be accessed via the Internet at www.cof.orst.edu./org/scicomm/.

Federal Official to the Committee of Scientists, Telephone: 202-205-2494.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee of Scientists was chartered
to provide scientific and technical advice to the Secretary of
Agriculture and the Chief of the Forest Service on improvements
that can be made to the National Forest System land and resource
management planning process (62 FR 43691; August 15, 1997).
Notice of the members appointed to the Committee was published
December 16, 1997, at 62 FR 65795. Agenda items and locations for
future meetings will be published as separate notices in the Federal Register.
Dated: April 2, 1998.
Robert C. Joslin,
Deputy Chief, National Forest System.
[FR Doc. 98-9232 Filed 4-7-98; 8:45 am]