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Board of Forestry meets April 24, to hear reports on carbon, marbled murrelet rulemaking, and state forests planning - 04/12/19

SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Board of Forestry will meet in Salem on Wednesday, April 24, to receive updates on several continuing topics. Oregon Department of Forestry staff will present the forest ecosystem carbon report, summarizing current board policy and previous work to integrate climate change into the agency’s business. ODF staff will also present for board approval the final technical report for marbled murrelets. The board will also hear updates on the Western Oregon State Forests Habitat Conservation Plan and Forest Management Plan projects. The public meeting is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. and run through approximately 3:30 p.m., followed by a one-hour executive session.

In addition to the staff reports, the Oregon Forest Resources Institute will provide to the board an overview of the 2019 values and beliefs survey. The Forest Trust Lands Advisory Committee, which advises the board on state forests policy, will provide comments to the board. The public meeting will be held in the Tillamook Room, Building C, at the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters, located at 2600 State St., in Salem.

Public comment will be accepted on agenda topics, as well as during the start of the meeting for topics not on the agenda. A sign-up sheet will be available for public comment on a first-come, first-served basis. To ensure the Board has the opportunity to conduct all business on the agenda, public testimony will be limited to 30 minutes per agenda item. Written comments may be submitted to oardofforestry@oregon.gov">Boardofforestry@oregon.gov in advance of the meeting.

A livestream option will be available for those who wish to view the meeting remotely. For more details, visit https://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/BOFMeetings.aspx.

Meeting materials are available at https://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/BOFMeetings.aspx.

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

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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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