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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE el i, L'r{' FOREST SERVICE Approved For Release 2QQ0/09/06 : CIAM8398L9,O%A40P86-6 e, e, 1Z 50 -( S1 I Professor G. I. Vorobyov State Committee for USSR Council Ministers 18 Lesteva Street Moscow, M 162 USSR Dear Professor Vorobyov: 2 1 JAN 1974 i SOL// e fv' Please accept my best wishes for personal and professional success during this New Year of 1974. Along with these wishes I am happy to extend an invitation to you and members of the Working Group in Forestry to come to the United States for a second round of discussions on forestry cooperation and for a visit to some of our forestry operations and facilities. It would aid our discussion of future cooperative activities if a representative for the Ministry of Pulp and Paper and the Ministry of Wood Working Industries could be included in the USSR delegation. As you will recall this was discussed during the September meeting of the Working Group and was brought up again by the U.S. side during the November meeting of the Joint Commission. Because of scheduling difficulties here,we are suggesting June 9-21, 1974 as shown on the enclosed proposed itinerary. In order to make the best use of your time we would appreciate knowing as soon as possible the following: 1. Are these dates agreeable? 2. Does the proposed schedule meet with your approval? 3. How many people will be in the delegation and what are their major forestry interests? 4. Do you or any of your delegation plan travel beyond that officially scheduled? *USDA Waiver Letter In ERU File* Approved For Release 2000/09/06.: CIA-RDP79-00798A000400020006-6 b200-1I (1/69) Approved For Release 2000/09/06 : CIA-RDP79-00798A000400Q006-6 During your visit we plan to acquaint you with several aspects of U.S. forestry relating in considerable part to the five subject areas agreed upon in our first meeting. We feel these are both important and potentially beneficial steps for continuing US-USSR forestry cooperation. Again, I am pleased to extend this invitation and look forward to a favorable response. Sincerely, JOHN R. McGUIRE Chief Approved For Release 2000/09/06': CIA-RDP79-00798A000400020006-6 Approved For Release 2Q0/09/06 : CIA-RDP79-00798A00040002 06-6 PROPOSED PROGRAM USSR FORESTRY DELEGATION VISIT TO THE U.S. SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL COOPERATION IN FORESTRY Sunday 1. June 9 2. 3. Monday 1. June 10 2. 4. Tuesday 1. June -11 Wednesday 1. June 12 2. Thursday 1. June 13 2. 3. Arrival Dulles Airport Transport to hotel Briefing on schedule. Available time for USSR Embassy A.M. Visit office of Secretary of Agriculture Discussion of meeting. objectives, 1400 details of visit,.format of reporting Meeting of Working Group. Development of specific detailed programs of exchange for each of 5 subject areas agreed upon in September 1973 Continuation of Working Group meetings. Drafting of program documents. Departure for New Haven, 1438 Connecticut (Eastern Airline #192) Hamden Insect and Disease Laboratory. Review of Gypsy Moth Program Departure for Minneapolis 1919 Allegheny #895 Arrive Minneapolis Washington, D. C. USDA Administration Building USDA South Building USDA South Building USDA South Building USDA South Building National Airport New Haven (Hamden) Hamden Yale University? Forestry School Hartford,. Connecticut Minneapolis--St. Paul Approved For Release 2000/09/06 : CIA-RDP79-00798A000400020006-6 Approved For Release 2 00/09/06: CIA-RDP79-00798A00040002 06-6 Friday 1. Presentation of Research St. Paul June 14 Progress a. Forest productivity b. Intensive forestry c. Bark chip separation d. Shelterbelts e. Nursery automation N.C. Station U. Minnesota Forestry School Saturday 1. Departure for Portland, Oregon 0855 Minneapolis Airport June 15 Northwest Airline #115 2. Arrive Portland 1133 Portland 3. Visit Forest Industry Exhibit P.M. Sunday 1. Tour--Loop Highway 0900 Portland June 16 Travel to Corvallis (Rented bus) Monday 1. Presentation of Research Progress 0900 Corvallis June 17 a. Advanced logging technology b. Chemical brush control c. Tree breeding & seed production d. Regeneration e. Spray equipment f. Microbial control of insects g. Weyerhauser--Hi Yield Forestry Tuesday 1. Meeting of Working Group 0900 Corvallis June 18 Review documents prepared in PNW Station Washington. Discuss and Oregon State Univ. negotiate new areas from Appendix II. Negotiate (If appropriate) items under Pulp & Paper and Wood & Wood Working Industries. (Slide trip to Calif. & So-.Oregon for heads of delegation--FS plane?) 2. Travel, Corvallis to Missoula by FS plane or charter to see forestry on ground, fire damage, Tussock moth, etc. Missoula Approved For Release 2000/09/06 : CIA-RDP79-00798A000400020006-6 Approved For Release 2000/09/06: CIA-RDP79-00798A000100006-6 TIME PLACE Wednesday 1. Presentation of Research Progress a. Ecosystem management b. Prescribed fire and fuel management c. Economic evaluation d. Weather modification Missoula INT Station U. of Montana 2. Forest fire laboratory and smoke jump center Thursday . 1. Departure for Washington, D.C. 1025 Missoula airport June 20 (Northwest Airline #68) 2. Arrive Washington 2002 Washington, D. C. Friday 1. Review all documents for 0900 USDA South Building June 21 accuracy 2. Sign documents as needed Sat;irday June 22 1. 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