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Opal Creek Scenic Recreation Area (SRA) Advisory Council

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Forest Service, USDA.


Notice of Meeting.


Opal Creek Scenic Recreation Area Advisory Council meetings will convene in Stayton, Oregon on Wednesday, November 7, 2007. These meetings are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m., and will conclude at approximately 8:30 p.m. Meetings will be held in the South Room of the Stayton Community Center located on 400 West Virginia Street in Stayton, Oregon.

The Opal Creek Wilderness and Opal Creek Scenic Recreation Area Act of 1996 (Opal Creek Act) (Pub. L. 104-208) directed the Secretary of Agriculture to establish the Opal Creek Scenic Recreation Area Advisory Council. The Advisory Council is comprised of twelve members representing state, county and city governments, and representatives of various organizations, which include mining industry, environmental organizations, inholders in Opal Creek Scenic Recreation Area, economic development, Indian tribes, and public at large. The council provides advice to the Secretary of Agriculture on preparation of a comprehensive Opal Creek Management Plan for the SRA, and consults on a periodic and regular basis on the management of the area. Tentative agenda items include: review and approve Advisory Council Bylaws and Meeting Procedures, Three Pools Recreation Fee Proposal and future focus of the Advisory Council.

A direct public comment period is tentatively scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Time allotted for individual presentations will be limited to 3 minutes. Written comments are encouraged, particularly if the material cannot be presented within the time limits of the comment period. Written comments may be submitted prior to the scheduled meeting by sending them to Designated Federal Official Paul Matter at the address given below.

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For more information regarding this meeting, contact Designated Federal Official Paul Matter, Willamette National Forest, Detroit Ranger District, HC 73 Box 320, Mill City, OR 97360, (503) 854-3366.

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Dated: October 5, 2007.

Dallas J. Emch,

Forest Supervisor.

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[FR Doc. 07-5043 Filed 10-11-07; 8:45 am]