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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: March 9, 1999


TO: The Committee of Scientists


FROM: K. Norman Johnson, Committee Chair


SUBJECT: Teleconference #12 Committee Meeting Notes



Enclosed are the notes from the twelfth public teleconference call of the Committee of Scientists Federal Advisory Committee held February 23, 1999, from 11:00 am to 2:15 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 23, 1999

Meeting minutes



Thank you for your participation in the meeting.



February 23, 1999; TELECONFERENCE




Dr. Norm Johnson, Chair

Washington D.C. Office of Forest Service -

Dr. James Agee

Kevin Elliott, Forest Service

Dr. Virginia Dale

Mary Couloumbe and staff assistant, American Forest and Paper Assoc.

Dr. James Long

Mary Munson, Defenders of Wildlife

Dr. Barry Noon

Dr. Margaret Shannon

Dr. Ronald Trosper

Charles Wilkinson

Dr. Julia Wondolleck


Regional Office participants were not asked to identify themselves.

Bob Cunningham, Designated Federal Official



Committee Staff Support

Jonathan Stephens, USFS



Minutes of February 23, 1999 Teleconference Call with Committee of Scientists



Visit to Washington, D.C. in March


Norm Johnson addressed the upcoming visit to Washington, D.C. Each of the committee is invited to come to Washington on the 15th of March for a press release of the report scheduled for the afternoon. That evening, a reception will be held at a local hotel. The next day, Norm and any members who want to will attend a House of Representatives hearing at 2PM in the Longworth Building. Members of the committee will be available to discuss the report on Tuesday, March 16, in the morning.


General Discussion of Revised Draft Summary


Drs. Shannon and Wondolleck led the discussion of the latest revision of the summary. Drs. Dale, Wondolleck, and Shannon discussed the production of the summary and report and made sure each committee member is prompt in completing review and comment on each section of the text. Dr. Dale reported that work on the summary is moving along well, but it is getting to be a real chore. It is expected that Xerox copies of the summary and the summary with report (the complete document) will be available for distribution on March 15th. At that time, a contractor to print the document will be identified. It is expected that printed copies of the report will be available for distribution by the end of March.