Pursuant to ORS 477.250, notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held to provide landowners an opportunity to comment on budgeting for fire protection and suppression within the boundaries of the Central Oregon Forest Protection District (COD) and for privately owned lands in Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Jefferson, Morrow, Umatilla, Wasco and Wheeler counties within the boundaries of the Deschutes, Malheur, Mt. Hood, Ochoco, Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman national forests. Hearings will be held on Monday, April 21, 2003, 1 p.m., at The Dalles Unit, 3701 W. 13th St., The Dalles; Tuesday, April 22, 2003, 1 p.m., at the Prineville Unit, 3501 NE 3rd, Prineville; and Thursday, April 24, 2003, 1 p.m., at the John Day Unit, 400 NW 9th, John Day.

Copies of the tentative budget may be inspected during normal working hours. To ensure the broadest range of services to individuals with disabilities, we may need lead time to make the necessary arrangements. Persons with disabilities requiring special arrangements should contact (541) 447-5658 at least two working days in advance.

ROY WOO

Acting State Forester

Oregon Department of Forestry

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