Oregon Department of Forestry districts that manage state-owned forests propose timber sale operations for the Fiscal Year (July 1 – June 30) through the annual operation plan process, which includes extensive public review, participation and comment prior to the plan’s approval and implementation.
A majority of timber sales identified in the approved Coos District fiscal year 2013 Annual Operation Plan were deferred during 2012 due to issues connected with a lawsuit, pending in U.S. District Court, regarding marbled murrelet habitat. In order to meet responsibilities under the Oregon Constitution to provide revenue to the state’s Common School Fund, ODF staff have identified six additional timber sales in the Elliott State Forest that are not impacted by issues raised in the lawsuit. These six sales are proposed to be added to the Coos District operating plan for fiscal year 2013, which began July 1, 2012.
Information about the amended plan
Supporting information regarding the six additional proposed sales
How to comment on the plan
Comments and questions on the plan may be sent to ODF in any of the following ways:
• Email to: email@example.com
• Fax to: (541) 269-2027, Attn: Norma Kline
• Postal mail to:
Norma Kline, Oregon Dept. of Forestry Coos District, 63612 Fifth Road, Coos Bay OR 97420.
The public comment period runs through January 9, 2013.
The ODF Coos District oversees management of 95,273 acres of state forestland, primarily the 93,000 acre Elliott State Forest in Coos and Douglas counties. Ninety-one percent of the Elliott State Forest (84,562 acres) is part of the Common School Fund real estate portfolio, with a constitutional mandate to generate revenues for K-12 schools.