Board & Committees

About t​his com​​mittee


The State Forests Advisory Committee (SFAC) is comprised of citizens and representatives of timber, environmental and recreation groups. The 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 b​enefits.​

  • Bill Baertlein, FTLAC representative
  • Matthew Betts, Liason member
  • Barrett Brown, OHV community representative
  • Eric Emerson, Non-motorized recreation representative
  • Rick Gruen, Non-affiliated
  • Zich Haas, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
  • Bill Hadsell, Non-affiliated
  • Edward Kamholz, Non-affiliated
  • Denise Lofman, Environmental representative
  • Paul Lulay, Timber industry representative
  • Adam Meyer, Environmental representative
  • Lisa Phipps, Environmental representative
  • Leslie Shaw, Recreation representative
  • Rex Storm, Forest operators
  • Andy White, Northwest Oregon Area Director
  • Brian Pew, Deputy Division Chief, State Forests​

​​Meeting information




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Northwest Oregon Area Office
801 Gales Creek Road
Forest Grove, OR 97116
Phone: 503-359-7426