DNR sets open house meetings to discuss program that compensates small forest landowners for costs of regulation

Two of the meetings will discuss eligibility and prioritization requirements of the Forestry Riparian Easement Program (FREP).

The date, time and location of the initial input meetings are:

Open House Meetings

August 4, 2010 – Spokane
When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: WSU Extension – Spokane County Extension building
222 North Havana Street
Spokane, Washington 
August 9, 2010 – Centralia
When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Centralia Community College Science Center, Room NSC 121
600 Centralia College Blvd.
Centralia, Washington

DNR will take input from these meetings to draft a set of recommendations that will be reviewed at a third open house meeting, scheduled for late August.

Open House meeting to review recommendations

A third meeting will provide an opportunity to review and supply comment on the draft recommendations that were generated from the input meetings. DNR will deliver a final set of recommendations to the legislature by October 1, 2010.

The date, time and location of the review meeting is:

August 30, 2010, Olympia
When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Natural Resources Building, Room 172
1111 Washington Street, Olympia, WA
(Follow sign from visitors parking level P-1 to the meeting room).

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