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Briefing Date:08/09/2000
Topic:Environmental Issues in Pacific Northwest Forest Management

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Commission on Life Sciences
Board on Biology
Committee on Environmental Issues in Pacific Northwest Forest Management

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CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING
Wednesday, August 9, 2000 - 2:00 p.m.
H-137 - The Capitol

on

Environmental Issues in Pacific Northwest Forest Management

by

Norman L. Christensen, Jr., Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, and Chair, Committee on Environmental Issues in Pacific Northwest Forest Management, Commission on Life Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies

Perry R. Hagenstein, Wayland, Massachusetts, and Member, Committee on Environmental Issues in Pacific Northwest Forest Management, Commission on Life Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies

This new report, which was requested in PL 102-381, provides a guide to future forest management in the Pacific Northwest. The report entitled, Environmental Issues in Pacific Northwest Forest Management, reviews current knowledge about forest resources as well as the ecological, social, and economic impact of forest management practices.

A congressional briefing for members of Congress and congressional staff only was held on August 9, 2000. The report was publicly released on August 16, 2000 and is available online through the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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