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News Release
Board of Forestry to meet on June 5 and 6 in Troutdale - 05/24/24

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Board of Forestry will meet for a field tour on Wednesday, June 5, and a public meeting on Thursday, June 6, in Troutdale, Oregon. The field tour will be open to the public for in-person participation and recordings of the tour’s highlights will be posted on the board’s meeting page after. The meeting will be livestreamed on the department’s YouTube channel.

The board’s business agenda for June 6 includes:

  • Forest protection association budgets 
  • Vision for Oregon’s Forests
  • Advancing wildfire prevention
  • Wildfire hazard map and procedural rules
  • Jefferson County forest patrol assessment appeals
  • Western Oregon State Forests Forest Management Plan draft
  • Oregon State University’s College of Forestry report

On Wednesday, the tour starts at 8 a.m. in the McMenamins Edgefield located at 2126 SW Halsey St., Troutdale, OR 97060, in the west parking lot. Members of the public wishing to join the tour are asked to RSVP by emailing boardofforestry@odf.oregon.gov by end of day, Friday, May 31. Those attending the tour should bring their own lunch and PPE gear, including hardhat, reflective vest, and appropriate footwear. The field tour will highlight the 20-Year Resiliency Strategy, the Federal Forests Restoration Program and provide an opportunity to view an active timber sale.

On Thursday, the meeting will be held at 8 a.m. in the McMenamins Edgefield, Blackberry Hall, 2126 SW Halsey St., Troutdale, OR 97060.

The full agenda is available on the board’s webpage. Live testimony, both in person and virtual, is available on the second day. Sign-up for live testimony is required as spots are limited. 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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