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Public comment invited on state forest annual operations plans
Contact:
Rod Nichols, 503-945-7425, rnichols@odf.state.or.us
 
The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) invites the public to comment on draft annual operations plans to guide management of the state-owned forests, during a 45-day comment period that will begin on April 9. The draft plans coming up for review are for state forestlands in the Astoria, Tillamook, Forest Grove, Western Lane, Coos, Southwest Oregon and Klamath-Lake districts.
 
The annual operations plans identify and describe specific projects pertinent to the economic, environmental and social aspects of managing state lands, such as timber sales, road maintenance, stream enhancement and trail building. Hard copies of the draft annual operations plans are available for review at each of the above listed ODF offices and ODF headquarters in Salem (See office locations below). They are also posted to the ODF website: www.oregon.gov/ODF/STATE_FORESTS/2013_AOP_Draft.shtml
 
Comments and questions on the plans may be sent to ODF in any of the following ways:
  • Through the web link
  • Email to: sfaoplans@odf.state.or.us 
  • Fax to: 503-945-7212, Attn: Rod Nichols
  • Postal mail to: Rod Nichols/Public Affairs, Oregon Dept. of Forestry, 2600 State St., Salem, OR 97310.
 
The public comment period runs through May 21, 2012.
 
Copies of the draft annual operations plans can be viewed at these ODF offices:

ODF headquarters – Bldg. D lobby, 2600 State St., Salem     
Astoria District - 92219 Highway 202, Astoria
Western Lane District - 87950 Territorial Highway, Veneta    
Forest Grove District - 801 Gales Creek Rd., Forest Grove
Tillamook District - 5005 Third St., Tillamook    
Southwest Oregon District - 5286 Table Rock Rd., Central Point   
Klamath-Lake District - 3200 DeLap Rd., Klamath Falls