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Forestry Board to discuss State Forests legislation
Contact: Rod Nichols, 503-945-7425, or
Dan Postrel, 503-945-7420
 
The Oregon Board of Forestry will meet on Monday, April 20, to discuss legislation that would alter the management focus of state-owned forests. House Bill 3072 calls for a change in the “greatest permanent value” rule, which directs that Oregon’s state forests be managed as “healthy, productive, and sustainable forest ecosystems that over time and across the landscape provide a full range of social, economic, and environmental benefits to the people of Oregon.”
The bill would redefine “greatest permanent value” to ensure that lands are managed primarily for timber production and the resulting generation of revenue for counties and other local governments.
 
The meeting, which will be held by telephone conference call, is scheduled for 10:30 a.m.
Members of the public may observe the conference call meeting at the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office in the Tillamook Room, Administration Building (C), 2600 State St., in Salem.
 
A comment period will be held for members of the public wishing to address the board about House Bill 3072.
 
More information on the Board of Forestry can be found at www.oregon.gov/ODF/BOARD/.