SALEM, Ore. – An Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) state forests advisory group will meet virtually Thursday, Sept. 17 to hear an update and solicit feedback on the Western Oregon State Forests Habitat Conservation Planning process. The State Forests Advisory Committee will meet 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, and the meeting will be livestreamed on ODF’s YouTube page at The meeting will focus on the HCP conservation strategy, and information set to be presented to the Oregon Board of Forestry in October as part of helping the Board determine whether to move forward with an HCP. The meeting agenda is posted at Requests for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. Questions about accessibility or special accommodations for the meeting can be directed to the Oregon Department of Forestry at 503-945-7427.