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Dr. K. Norman Johnson, Chair

Oregon State University


Dr. James Agee

University of Washington


Dr. Robert Beschta

Oregon State University


Dr. Virginia Dale

Oak Ridge National Lab.

Oak Ridge, TN


Dr. Linda Hardesty

Washington State Univ.


Dr. James Long

Utah State University


Dr. Larry Nielsen

Pennsylvania State Univ.


Dr. Barry Noon

Colorado State University


Dr. Roger Sedjo

Resources for the Future

Washington, D.C.


Dr. Margaret Shannon

Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs

Syracuse, NY


Dr. Ronald Trosper

Northern Arizona Univ.


Charles Wilkinson

University of Colorado


Dr. Julia Wondolleck

University of Michigan



DATE: February 2, 1999


TO: The Committee of Scientists


FROM: K. Norman Johnson, Committee Chair


SUBJECT: Teleconference #10 Committee Meeting Notes



Enclosed are the notes from the tenth public teleconference call of the Committee of Scientists Federal Advisory Committee held February 2, 1999, from 12:00 am to 2:30 pm Eastern Standard Time.


The purpose of the teleconference was to continue to discuss the committee's draft report to the Secretary of Agriculture and the Chief of the Forest Service. The public could participate on the telephone call at the Washington D.C. Office of the Forest Service and all regional offices of the Forest Service.


Enclosed you will find:

Attendance on February 2, 1999

Meeting minutes



Thank you for your participation in the meeting.



February 2, 1999; TELECONFERENCE




Dr. Norm Johnson, Chair

Washington D.C. Office of Forest Service -

Dr. Robert Beschta

Kevin Elliott, Forest Service

Dr. Virginia Dale

Bob Bierer, American Forest and Paper Assoc.

Dr. James Long

Mary Munson, Defenders of Wildlife

Dr. Barry Noon

Anne Heissenbuttel, House Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health

Dr. Roger Sedjo

Dr. Margaret Shannon

Dr. Ronald Trosper

Regional participants - not identified

Charles Wilkinson

Dr. Julia Wondolleck

Bob Cunningham, Designated Federal Official



Committee Staff Support

Jonathan Stephens, USFS



Minutes of February 2nd Teleconference Call with Committee of Scientists



General Discussion of Revised Draft Summary


Dr. Dale led the discussion of a 2/2/99 revised draft Summary that was distributed to the Committee. Committee members provided comments on a section by section review of the revised summary. Dr. Sedjo, Dr. Noon and Charles Wilkinson had an extensive discussion on ecological sustainability. The Committee discussed the topic of a baseline for natural processes.


Printing of Report


Dr. Dale discussed the editing and printing of color maps for the report and summary.


Public Teleconference Call


The Committee agreed to hold another public teleconference call on February 23 from 11:00am to 2:00pm Eastern Standard Time.