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TuCARE Hosts 2004 Summit, Tour

Friday´s summit and tour by the TuCare organization was a success.

Melinda Terry is the Deputy Secretary of Legislation for the Resources Agency.

She works with the Governor´s office on forestry issues and even mentioned to Governor Schwarzenegger that a town with his name isn´t far from Sacramento.

“´In Arnold, California, there´s a lot of forest,´ [I said to the governor]. And he looked at me and smiled and he nodded, so I don´t think he knew there was an Arnold, California, but we need to try to get him there, I think,” Terry said on Friday.

Assemblyman Dave Cogdill hosted the summit. He said their goal was to educate and inform but also to spark debate about forest issues.

“There´s just a better way, and it´s about trying to stimulate that debate and get people out to talk about it, and educate, more than anything else,” Cogdill said.

The summit was at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds, after which the group took a day-long tour of a mill, and timber harvest sites.