The Oregon Department of Forestry’s Philomath office plans to host a meeting of the Adaptive Management Program Committee at 11 a.m. Monday, June 26, the agency announced.

The meeting agenda includes discussion and decision on an initial list of the committee’s research topics and a field trip to sites for the purpose of discussing potential research and monitoring related to new road rules. There will also be time for updates on work related to the committee and an opportunity for the public to share comments.

The committee said those wishing to join the field trip, which will begin at around noon and run until approximately 4 p.m., need to RSVP to no later than noon June 23. Field trip attendees should provide their own lunch, refreshments and transportation suitable for traveling on forest roads, the committee said.

The Adaptive Management Program Committee was organized to help determine if forest practices are meeting their goals to protect natural resources through a science-based and transparent process. The committee sets a research agenda that an Independent Research and Science Team implements. After receiving research findings from the IRST, the committee makes recommendations to the Board of Forestry, including any proposed rule changes.

ODF’s district office in Philomath is located at 24533 Alsea Highway.