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Forest Management Plan revision, Habitat Conservation Plan project update meeting set for Feb. 15 - 02/07/19

SALEM, Ore. - The Oregon Department of Forestry will host an informational meeting concerning the ongoing Northwest State Forest Management Plan revision and the Habitat Conservation Plan business case analysis at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, in Salem.

The meeting will be held in the Tillamook Room at ODF's Salem headquarters, Building C, 2600 State St. It is intended to inform the public about the status of the Forest Management Plan revision and Habitat Conservation Plan projects, and to get feedback on these topics prior to the March 6 Board of Forestry meeting.

  • State Forest Management Plans establish the goals and direction to manage state forests, which are sustainably managed to provide environmental, social and economic benefits to all Oregonians. By law, the majority of revenue generated from state forests is distributed to counties and schools to support public services. The State Forests Division will present proposed goals, strategies and measurable outcomes as well as a recommendation on the geographic scope of the Forest Management Plan revision.
  • Habitat Conservation Plans can serve as a more holistic and cost-effective way to manage threatened and endangered species under the federal Endangered Species Act. The State Forests Division has completed Phase I: HCP initiation and Scoping. This includes a business case analysis to determine the cost and revenue impacts of adopting an HCP as an alternative to the Division’s current approach to complying with the Endangered Species Act.

Meeting information is posted at https://www.oregon.gov/ODF/AboutODF/Pages/Initiatives.aspx

This meeting is open to the public. Questions about accessibility or special accommodations can be directed to the ODF Receptionist at 503-945-7200.

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Forest Trust Lands Advisory Committee Meets Feb. 15 - 02/07/19

SALEM, Ore. – The Forest Trust Lands Advisory Committee will meet Friday, Feb. 15 at 9:30 a.m. at the Oregon Department of Forestry Salem headquarters, Tillamook Room, Building C, 2600 State St. Items on the committee’s agenda include comments from State Forester Peter Daugherty and Board Chair Tom Imeson, as well as updates on current ODF issues and projects.

Committee members will also formulate the committee’s testimony for the upcoming Board of Forestry meeting on March 6, 2019. The meeting agenda and materials will be posted on the department’s website at http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/FTLAC.aspx.

This meeting is open to the public. Questions about accessibility or special accommodations can be directed to the ODF Receptionist at 503-945-7200.

The Forest Trust Lands Advisory Committee is made up of seven county commissioners representing 15 Oregon counties where state forestlands are located. The FTLAC is a statutorily established committee that advises the Board of Forestry on matters related to forestland managed by ODF.

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The Oregon Board of Forestry has adopted new rules governing smoke from controlled burning of woody debris, such as these slash piles.
The Oregon Board of Forestry has adopted new rules governing smoke from controlled burning of woody debris, such as these slash piles.
Smoke Management Advisory Committee to meet in Salem on Jan. 30, 2019 (Photo) - 01/22/19

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s Smoke Management Advisory Committee will meet Jan. 30, 2019 in Salem. On the agenda are reports from the Department of Environmental Quality and the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Fire Protection Division; a summary of the 2018 burning season, and a summary of smoke intrusions. In addition, during the afternoon the committee will discuss and develop an implementation plan for the recently approved updated Smoke Management Rules.

The public is invited to attend and there will be a period for public comment in the morning. The meeting is in the Santiam Room in Building D on the campus of the Oregon Department of Forestry, 2600 State Street in Salem. It will last from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The meeting space is accessible to persons with disabilities. Requests for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting by contacting Shauna Morris at 503-945-7529.

Created by the Legislature in 1989, the five-member committee assists and advises the Oregon Department of Forestry in carrying out its Smoke Management Program. Members are appointed by the State Forester to serve a two-year term, which is renewable.

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