Outdoors

Forest Service reschedules Portland open house on commercial filming

The U.S. Forest Service announced Tuesday morning that it has rescheduled the Commercial Filming Directive public open house has been rescheduled for Thursday.

The session will run from 5-7 p.m. at Oregon Public Broadcasting, 7140 SW Macadam Ave., Portland.

The open house was postponed last week because of bad weather in Portland. A session in Seattle was held Wednesday.

The Forest Service last month issued a notice it was seeking public comments on a proposal to formally establish criteria for evaluating requests for commercial filming and photography in wilderness areas.

After the original proposal caused a furor and confusion, the agency has extended the comment period to Dec. 3 and has been holding open houses to clarify the intent of the directive and what it would cover.

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