During this meeting, participants discussed the opportunities and objectives for FSC in the Lake States, and made a commitment to furthering this discussion through the formation of a regional steering committee. This committee was charged with identifying overall goals for the region, developing a strategic plan and vision, and discussing the 2012 work plan, with focus on a limited number of primary activities.
The steering committee had their first meeting via conference call on January 30th, 2012. This meeting prioritized the regional topics that were identified from the Lake States Regional Network Meeting, naming the three primary objectives for Lake States region in 2012 as FSC outreach, FSC education, and logger chain of custody. A follow-up steering committee meeting in early March will focus on these top three objectives and will identify the next steps towards accomplishing regional goals.
For more information on the Lake States Regional Network, contact Lori at email@example.com.