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Regional Forest Practice Committees for Northwest and Southwest Oregon will meet Oct. 25 in Eugene - 10/12/18

EUGENE, Ore. — The Regional Forest Practice Committees for Northwest Oregon and Southwest Oregon will meet Thursday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Valley River Inn, 1000 Valley River Way in Eugene. The committee will hear about the pesticide stewardship partnership between the Oregon Department of Forestry, Department of Environmental Quality and the Oregon Department of Agriculture. Committee members will also receive updates on:

  • the work of the Oregon Department of Forestry’s monitoring unit
  • tethered logging guidance
  • forest health
  • analysis of rules concerning a bird called the marbled murrelet

 

In addition, committee members will decide on which nomination to accept as operator of the year for their respective area.

 

There will be an opportunity for public comment near the beginning of the meeting. Members of the public may attend the meeting. The meeting location 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 prior to the meeting. Questions about accessibility or special accommodations for the meeting can be directed to ODF’s Susan Domenique at 503-945-7502.
 

Regional Forest Practice Committees are panels of citizens - mandated under Oregon law - that advise the Oregon Board of Forestry on current forestry issues and forest management approaches. Three Regional Forest Practice Committees, serving the Northwest, Southwest and Eastern Oregon regions of the state, were created by the 1971 Oregon Forest Practices Act. Under Oregon law, a majority of Regional Forest Practice Committees members must be private forest landowners and logging or forest operations companies.


Oregon’s forests are among one of the state’s most valued resources, providing a balanced mix of environmental, economic and social benefits.  Additional information about ODF’s Regional Forest Practice Committees is available on the Oregon Department of Forestry’s web site: http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/RFPC.aspx.

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Eastern Oregon Regional Forest Practice Committee will meet Oct. 18 in central Oregon - 10/12/18

SUNRIVER, Ore. — The Eastern Oregon Regional Forest Practice Committee will meet in Sunriver on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The meeting will be held in Sunriver's main lodge. The committee will hear about the pesticide stewardship partnership between the Oregon Department of Forestry, Department of Environmental Quality and the Oregon Department of Agriculture. It will also receive updates on:

  • the work of the Oregon Department of Forestry’s monitoring unit
  • tethered logging guidance
  • forest health
  • analysis of rules concerning a bird called the marbled murrelet

In addition, committee members will decide on which nomination to accept as operator of the year for Eastern Oregon.

There will be an opportunity for public comment near the beginning of the meeting. Members of the public may attend the meeting. The meeting location 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 prior to the meeting. Questions about accessibility or special accommodations for the meeting can be directed to ODF’s Susan Domenique at 503-945-7502.

Regional Forest Practice Committees are panels of citizens - mandated under Oregon law - that advise the Oregon Board of Forestry on current forestry issues and forest management approaches. Three Regional Forest Practice Committees, serving the Eastern, Northwest and Southwest and regions of the state, were created by the 1971 Oregon Forest Practices Act. Under Oregon law, a majority of Regional Forest Practice Committees members must be private forest landowners and logging or forest operations companies.

 
Oregon’s forests are among one of the state’s most valued resources, providing a balanced mix of environmental, economic and social benefits.  Additional information about ODF’s Regional Forest Practice Committees is available on the Oregon Department of Forestry’s web site: http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/RFPC.aspx.

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State Forests Advisory Committee will meet Oct. 19 in Forest Grove - 10/08/18

SALEM, Ore – An Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) state forests advisory group will meet Friday, Oct. 19 in Forest Grove to receive updates on ODF Annual Operations Plan accomplishments and state forest issues, including:

  • Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Operation Plan accomplishment reports
  • ODF’s Agency Initiative
  • Board of Forestry Workplan Overview
  • Implementation of Workforce Futuring (State Forests organizational restructuring)

Opportunity for public comment is also on the agenda and is currently scheduled for 12:45 p.m. The full agenda will be posted at http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/SFAC.aspx.

Meeting details

The State Forests Advisory Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, at the Forest Grove Community Auditorium, 1915 Main St., Forest Grove 97116.

SFAC’s role

The State Forests Advisory Committee (SFAC) is comprised of citizens and representatives of timber, environmental and recreation groups. SFAC provides a forum to discuss issues, opportunities and concerns, and offer advice and guidance to ODF on the implementation of the Northwest Oregon State Forests Management Plan. The plan provides guidance for managing 616,000 acres within the Tillamook, Clatsop and Santiam State Forests, and several scattered state-owned forest tracts in Benton, Polk, Lincoln and Lane counties through a balanced approach to generate revenue while prioritizing environmental and social benefits.

The meeting location 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 prior to the meeting. Questions about accessibility or special accommodations for the meeting can be directed to the Oregon Department of Forestry at 503-745-7427.

Firewood cutting permits available for Clatsop State Forest starting October 1 - 09/28/18

Astoria, Ore. – Permits to cut firewood in the Clatsop State Forest will be available to the public starting October 1.

Permits cost $20 and allow the purchaser to cut up to two cords. Each household can purchase up to five permits per calendar year. Permits are valid for three weeks after purchase or until two cords are cut.

Firewood permits are sold by management basin, and purchasers can cut anywhere not shown as a restricted area. A map can be found by visiting https://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Working/Pages/Firewood.aspx.

To purchase a permit, please visit the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Astoria Office at 92219 Highway 202, Astoria 97103 during regular business hours between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

ODF recommends the following safety precautions:

  • Fire season is still in effect. Please consider carrying a shovel and water or a fire extinguisher.
  • State forests are working forests, with active logging operations taking place in some areas, including large vehicles traveling on forest roads. Forest roads are typically single-lane with turnouts. If possible, bring a CB radio.

National CCC Legacy group visits Oregon's Forest History Center - 09/27/18

Date: Sept. 27, 2018

Contact: Alan Maul, Forest History Center Coordinator, 503-945-7208

 

On Friday, Sept. 28, the national Civilian Conservation Corps Legacy organization will visit the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Forest History Center museum during their annual gathering. The event begins at 1 p.m. with a wreath ceremony honoring the Civilian Conservation Corps. The Center, as well as the historic State Forester’s Office, will be open to the public for tours from 1 to 4 p.m. Both buildings are located at 2600 State Street, Salem.

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) emerged under President Roosevelt in the midst of the Great Depression. It was designed to put the nation’s youth to work in conservation activities across the country and existed from 1933-1942. ODF’s Forest History Center building was constructed in 1936 by the CCC. The State Forester’s Building, which was a WPA project, was finished in 1938. In 2002, during a campus construction project, the History Center was moved from its original location on the east side of Mill Creek to its present site adjacent to the State Forester’s building. In 2008 it was formally dedicated as the Forest History Center. The Center serves as a place to preserve and interpret the history of forestry in Oregon.

The wreath ceremony, which is open to the public, will be held at the CCC worker statue located on the grounds next to the Forest History Center. Following afternoon tours of the History Center and State Forester’s Building, the Legacy organization event will continue with a business meeting and awards banquet. These events are by invitation and will be held in the Tillamook Room on ODF’s campus.

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The CCC Legacy is a non-profit organization dedicated to research, preservation, and education to promote a better understanding of the CCC and its continuing contribution to American life and culture. More information is available at http://www.ccclegacy.org/.

The Forest History Center is located on the Oregon Department of Forestry’s headquarters campus in Salem. It is staffed and operated by volunteers and funded through donations and grants.

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Oregon Board of Forestry sets Oct. 10 planning retreat - 09/26/18

The Oregon Board of Forestry will hold a planning retreat on Oct. 10 to discuss work plans and operations for the coming year. No formal decisions will be made during the meeting, which is open to the public. The retreat will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Pinot Room (E105) at the Chemeketa Wine Studies Center, 215 Doaks Ferry Road NW, Salem. An executive session is planned at the conclusion of the retreat.

The agenda includes discussion of the Board’s self-evaluation, working relationships between the Board and agency leaders, agency strategic initiatives, the status of the Board’s work plans for 2018-2019 and proposed 2019-2020 work plans.

Immediately following the retreat, the Board will meet in executive session from 3 to 4 p.m. to conduct the State Forester’s Annual Performance Review, as provided for in Oregon Revised Statute 192.660(2)(i).

Agenda materials are available online at www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/BOFMeetings.aspx.

Accommodations for people with disabilities, and special materials, services, or assistance can be arranged by calling the ODF Public Affairs Office at 503-945-7200, at least 48 hours in advance.

The Oregon Board of Forestry consists of seven citizens nominated by the Governor and confirmed by the Oregon Senate. Responsibilities include appointing the State Forester, setting management direction for state-owned forests, adopting rules governing timber harvest and other practices on private forestland, and promoting sustainable management of Oregon’s 30 million-acre forestland base. More information about the Board is available at www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/AboutBOF.aspx.

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