The Oregon Department of Forestry relies on two advisory committees to provide informed input about issues facing management of state forests.
The Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee is an advisory group of elected County Commissioners mandated by statute that advise the Oregon Board of Forestry and Department of Forestry on matters related to state forestland managed by ODF. Counties depend on revenue generated from management activities on these lands. The committee meets about six times per year. Time is set aside at each meeting for public comment.
The State Forests Advisory Committee represents diverse interests and provides input to the department and the board on state-managed forestland in northwest Oregon. Committee membership includes environmental, recreational and timber industry groups, revenue-receiving counties, as well as general public members not affiliated to a specific interest group. The committee meets four to five times per year with time scheduled at each meeting for public comment.
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