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Board of Forestry 2007 Issue Scan
The Board's system for organizing its work calls for periodic "issue scans" during which the public and stakeholders are asked to suggest topics and issues to help the Board shape its future work.
More than 160 suggestions were received during the 2007 issue scan's two-month comment period, which closed on July 31.  These suggestions were reviewed by ODF staff, and a work group appointed by the Board in preparation for initial consideration by the full Board at the January 9, 2008 Board meeting.
The staff report and issue scan overview provide an overview of the 2007 issue scan and the resulting recommendations to the Board.

Response to specific comments
Department staff reviewed and fomulated a response to each comment. This included grouping the comments by subject area, and recommending inclusion of each in a category (listed and described below) related to the Board's current work plans. This analysis was then submitted to the Board-appointed work group for discussion, review, modification, and concurrence.
To find the response to a specific comment:

Links to other useful documents

Work Group Members
The following people served on the work group that reviewed the comments received during the 2007 issue scan process and made recommendations to the Board:
  • Jennifer Phillippi, Member of the Board of Forestry
  • Steve Hobbs, Chair of the Board of Forestry
  • Tally Patton, Member of the Northwest Regional Forest Practices Advisory Committee
  • John Bliss, Professor, Associate Department Head, College of Forestry, Oregon State University [representing academia]
  • Bill Arsneault, Member of the Committee for Family Forestlands
  • Tim Josi, Member of the Forest Trust Lands Advisory Committee
  • Bob Van Dyk, Wild Salmon Center [representing conservation groups]
  • Bobby Brunoe, General Manager, Natural Resource Management Services, The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs [public member]
  • Chris Neamtzu, AICP, Long Range Planning Manager, City of Wilsonville [representing urban forestry]
  • Barrett Brown [representing recreation groups]

Four analysis categories
The work group and staff will divide the input received into the following categories:
Category 1:   Topics not currently addressed in an existing work plan, but appropriate for Board work. The Board may agree to create work plans, or to address suggested topics as part of existing work plans.
Category 2:   Topics already addressed in current work plans.  This input will be considered as the Board proceeds with its work.
Category 3:   Suggestions that don't lend themselves to inclusion in a work plan.  (General expressions of views, opinions, value statements, etc.)
Category 4:   Issues beyond the Board's purview (will be referred to other agencies or authorities as appropriate

2005-2006 Issue Scan
Information on the 2005-2006 Issue Scan can be found here

For questions about the issue scan process, contact:
Dan Postrel
Agency Affairs Program Director
Oregon Department of Forestry
2600 State Street
Salem, OR  97310
PH:  503-945-7420
FAX: 503-945-7212
email: dpostrel@odf.state.or.us