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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

MEMORANDUM

 

DATE: July 22, 1998

 

TO: The Committee of Scientists

 

FROM: K. Norman Johnson, Committee Chair

 

SUBJECT: Teleconference #5 Committee Meeting Notes

 

 

Enclosed are the notes from the fifth public teleconference call of the Committee of Scientists Federal Advisory Committee held July 15, 1998, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Eastern Daylight 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 July 15, 1998

Meeting minutes

 

 

Thank you for your participation in the meeting.

 

ATTENDANCE

July 15, 1998; TELECONFERENCE

 

COMMITTEE OF SCIENTISTS

ATTENDEES

Dr. Norm Johnson, Chair

Washington D.C. Office of Forest Service -

Dr. Linda Hardesty

Mark Delfs, Forest Service

Dr. Jim Long

Bob Bierer, American Forest and Paper Assoc.

Dr. Larry Nielsen

Katherine Carlton, Defenders of Wildlife

Dr. Barry Noon

Ross Campbell, General Accounting Office

Dr. Margaret Shannon

Ron Diver, RAND Corporation

Dr. Ronald Trosper

 

Dr. Julia Wondolleck

Region 2 -

 

Chris Liggett, Forest Service

 

 

Bob Cunningham, Designated Federal Official

Region 4 -

 

Kathy Hauser, Forest Service

Committee Staff Support

 

Jonathan Stephens, USFS

Region 6 -

 

William Connelly, Forest Service

 

Shandra Smith, Forest Service

 

Mauragrace Healey, Forest Service

 

Laura Cleland, Independent Forest Products Assoc.

 

 

 

Region 8 -

 

Paul Arndt, Forest Service

 

Gary Pierson, Forest Service

 

Robert Wilhelm, Forest Service

 

Clair Redmond, Forest Service

 

 

 

Region 9 -

 

Ken Holtje, Forest Service

 

 

 

Region 10 -

 

Macky McClung, Forest Service

 
   

 

 

 

Minutes of July 15th Teleconference Call with Committee of Scientists

 

Discussion of Meetings in Washington, D.C. with Forest Service and Department of Agriculture Officials

 

On July 17, the Committee of Scientists will meet with the Secretary of Agriculture, Dan Glickman; Under Secretary, Jim Lyons; Chief of the Forest Service, Mike Dombeck; and other officials to discuss their report and recommendations. The committee will also meet with the Forest Service team drafting the revised land management planning regulations.

 

Discussion of Steps to Complete Committee of Scientists' Report

 

Dr. Johnson discussed the steps necessary to complete the report. The committee is scheduled to publish the final report in early September, 1998.

 

General Discussion of Sections of Report

 

Dr. Larry Nielsen led a discussion on the Social and Economic Sustainability. The Forest Service contributes to the nation and local communities and is a partner in the planning process. The agency contributes to sustainability.

 

Dr. Julia Wondolleck led a discussion on Building Capacity for Sustainability. Capacity is described in the context of the agency to accomplish certain tasks in partnership with other agencies and the private sector. The committee discussed the need for training in the Forest Service to develop a cadre of people to implement the new planning process. The Committee discussed the role of advisory boards, both FACA and non-FACA chartered.

 

Dr. Norman Johnson discussed the watershed restoration strategy. He described a 6 point plan for conserving and restoring watersheds.

 

Dr. Margaret Shannon discussed a memo she has drafted on the Forest Service appeals process. The Committee discussed the differences between the Forest Service and BLM appeals procedures. Forest Service is post-decisional, whereas, the BLM is pre-decisional. The committee will support changes to the appeals process.