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News Release
Oregon Board of Forestry hosts virtual public meeting on June 3 - 05/21/20

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Board of Forestry will meet at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 3. In compliance with Gov. Kate Brown’s directive on social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19, this will be a virtual public meeting.

The meeting agenda includes:

  • Approval of the forest protective association and district budgets
  • Approval of the rangeland fire protection association budgets
  • Approval of the agency’s budget policy options packages
  • Evaluation of the Board’s authority and constraints on climate change policy
  • A request for a temporary rule in the Siskiyou geo-region
  • An update on fire season readiness
  • A summary of public comments received for the 2021 State Forests Annual Operation Plans
  • A presentation of the agency’s administrative dashboards and services

View the agenda for additional topics to be discussed at https://www.oregon.gov/odf/board/pages/bofmeetings.aspx.

The meeting will be livestreamed and public comment will be accepted. The live testimony is reserved for Board decision items (Items 2 through 5). Written testimony can be submitted before or after the meeting to oardofForestry@oregon.gov">BoardofForestry@oregon.gov. Please note which item you are providing testimony on. The live testimony instructions, board packet, and livestream option are available at https://www.oregon.gov/odf/board/pages/bofmeetings.aspx.

The Board will also hold an executive session, pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(i), to review and evaluate the state forester’s performance. The executive session will also be conducted virtually. Members of the news media wishing to view the meeting can email Public Affairs Director Joy Krawczyk at awczyk@oregon.gov">joy.p.krawczyk@oregon.gov for information.

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.

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 https://www.oregon.gov/odf/board/pages/aboutbof.aspx.

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