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Oregon 2010 Forest Assessment and Resource Strategy

The 2010 State of Oregon Statewide Forest Assessment and Resource Strategy is designed to identify Oregon’s current forest resources and develop a strategy for integrating federal, state and private forestry programs with efforts to address issues such as wildfire, keeping working forests as forestland, promoting diversity of forest habitats for fish and wildlife, controlling invasive species and managing climate change. The Forest Assessment will identify high priority areas within Oregon for taking action. 
States that receive federal support from the 2008 Farm Bill area required to perform the assessment at five-year intervals, beginning in 2010.
The primary deliverables from the project are a Statewide Assessment, which identifies current forest resources, conditions and trends in Oregon, and the Resource Strategy, a document that makes recommendations for high priority action regarding Oregon’s forests and serves as an operating plan leading to development of the next assessment in 2015.
The first information and analysis product designed for public use is the Oregon Forest Atlas 2010 Online Edition.

On June 18, 2010, Oregon submitted completed work on the Statewide Forest Assessment and Resource Strategy to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region, State and Private Forestry to meet the requirements of the 2008 Farm Bill.  Specifically, the following documents were submitted: 
Oregon Statewide Assessment and Resource Strategy Summary - June 18, 2010 (360 kB file)
Oregon Statewide Forest Assessment - June 18, 2010 (2.8 Mb file)
Oregon Forest Resource Strategy - June 18, 2010 (760 kB file) 

Oregon Forest Action Plan Dashboard (pdf)
Oregon is continuing work on its Statewide Forest Assessment and Resource Strategy in support of the Oregon Board of Forestry’s 2011 Forestry Program for Oregon.  The updated work will continued to be developed through the Oregon State Forest Stewardship Coordinating Committee and will become available for public review in fall 2010.

Draft Priority Landscapes
Communities At Risk of Wildfire (13 Mb)
Fish and Wildlife Habitat Conservation (11 Mb)
Forestland Vulnerable to Losing Timber Markets (9.7 Mb)
General Forestland Considerations (8.7 Mb)

Public Involvement
Public comment is also welcomed throughout the Forest Assessment and Resource Strategy development process. Please provide written comments either by e-mail to the ODF Agency Affairs Office (please include the subject line “Forest Assessment”) or in writing to:
Oregon Department of Forestry
2600 State Street
Salem Oregon 97310
Attn: Kevin Weeks, Forest Assessment project

Public Meetings
Policy direction for the Forest Assessment and Resource Strategy process is provided by the State Forest Stewardship Coordinating Committee (a.k.a., Stewardship Coordinating Committee), which serves as a steering committee. Meetings of the Stewardship Coordinating Committee are open to the public.
Public Meeting Schedules and Meeting Summaries