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What is sustainable forest management?

"Sustainable forest management" means forest resources across the landscape are used, developed, and protected at a rate and in a manner that enables people to meet their current environmental, economic, and social needs, and also provides that future generations can meet their own needs [based on ORS 184.421].
On a statewide basis, sustainable forest management will provide:
  • Healthy and diverse forest ecosystems that produce abundant timber and other forest products;
  • Habitat to support healthy populations of native plants and animals;
  • Productive soil, clean water, clean air, open space, and recreational opportunities; and
  • Healthy communities that contribute to a healthy state economy.