-November 2, 2007 Jim Walls, Executive Director Lake County Resources Initiative 25 North E Street Lakeview, OR 97630 Dear

Jim: We the undersigned members of the Lakeview Stewardship Group wish to express our concurrence and support for the Memorandum of Understanding for the Lakeview Biomass Project. The MOU provides an appropriate framework for planning and implementing forest and rangeland restoration and fuels reduction projects to achieve the goals of the Lakeview Federal Stewardship Unit. As indicated in the MOD, we intend to be actively involved in the collaborative planning process, including development and monitoring of biomass-producing land management projects within the Stewardship Unit. We also appreciate that the MOU recognizes and provides for consideration of our group's Long-Range Strategy for the Lakeview Federal ~ Stewardship Unit. Sincerely,

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Mike Anderson, The Wilderness Society

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ck Brown, Defenders of WilcUife

Chuck Graham, LCRI

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Craig Bienz, The Nature Conservancy