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News Release
Board of Forestry to meet on March 6 and 7, Forestry Program for Oregon Subcommittee meets March 6 - 02/23/24

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Board of Forestrywill meet for hybrid public meetings on Wednesday, March 6 at 1:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 7 at 8 a.m. The meetings will be held in the Tillamook Room, Building C, at the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters, located at 2600 State St. in Salem. The meetings will also be livestreamed on the department’s YouTube channel.

The Forestry Program for Oregon Subcommittee meets March 6 at 10 a.m. in the Tillamook room and available by Zoom link included with the agenda. View the subcommittee’s full agenda.

The board’s business agenda for March 6 includes:

  • Financial Dashboard Report – January and February 2024
  • Approval of agency director financial transactions, Fiscal Year 2023
  • Rangeland Protection Association formation: Expansion of Field-Andrews RPA boundary
  • Annual report on tribal working relationships and activities
  • Forest Practices Interagency Meeting report
  • Governance for the Board of Forestry-Board Policies Manual adoption
  • Oregon’s Kitchen Table outreach and engagement update
  • Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee testimony

The agenda for March 7 includes:

  • Macias, Gini, and O’Connell Implementation Plan close out
  • State Forester recommendation regarding draft Western Oregon State Forest Habitat Conservation Plan

The full agenda is available on the board’s webpage. Live testimony, both in person and virtual, is available on both days. Sign-up for live testimony is required as spots are limited. Sign-up closes Friday, March 1 at noon. Written public testimony will also be accepted. Written comments can be submitted before or up to two weeks after the meeting day by mail to the Board Support Office, 2600 State St., Salem, OR 97310 or email to boardofforestry@odf.oregon.gov with the appropriate agenda item and topic included with the submission. Tips for providing testimony to the board are available online.

Accommodations for people with disabilities, and special materials, services, or assistance can be arranged by calling ODF’s Public Affairs Office at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting at 503-945-7200 or by email at forestryinformation@odf.oregon.gov.

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. Read more information about the board.

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