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Forest Management Plan Revision
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The Draft Revised Western Oregon State Forest Management Plan was released on Dec. 2, 2019. You can read it by clicking here.​

State-owned forests are sustainably managed to provide environmental, social and economic benefits to all Oregonians. By law, the majority of revenue generated from state forests must be distributed to counties and schools and used to provide public services. State Forest Management Plans establish the goals and direction to manage state forests. 

The plan revision, which kicked off in 2018, is intended to increase financial and conservation outcomes on the approximately 613,000 acres of Board of Forestry land covered under the plan. This includes the Tillamook, Clatsop, and Santiam state forests along with scattered parcels throughout western Oregon as shown on the map above. Public comment on the plan will be accepted through Jan. 31, 2020.

By law, state forests are managed for Greatest Permanent Value, providing economic, environmental and social benefits over time and across the landscape. The revised plan still seeks to achieve this balance and is not expected to significantly increase harvest levels. It seeks to improve upon these outcomes by addressing issues that are unaddressed or underemphasized in the current plan. Examples include:

  • Anticipating key impacts of climate change – such as worsened tree disease, more severe fires and replanting failures – and possible ways to keep state forests resilient and productive in the face of a hotter, drier climate
  • Encourages durable, longer-term conservation areas in state forests with a goal of 30 percent of the forest having a variety of plant species and ages present
  • Encourages reinvestment in the Tillamook State Forest, addressing large areas of diseased Douglas fir, lingering soil productivity problems resulting from the Tillamook Burn, and large areas with underproductive alder tree stands with little market value

ODF is offering several convenient avenues to learn about and comment on the proposed plan:


Current status: ODF is seeking input from the public and stakeholders via public meetings, advisory groups, and other outreach. The agency hosted a meeting on Dec. 4 in Salem that served as an introduction to the plan along with a question-and-answer session. A second meeting is scheduled for Jan. 14, 2020, also in Salem.

Public participation: As ODF embarks on this mission, a key goal is to provide information and engage in dialogue with all Oregonians who want to weigh in on this important plan revision. 

Click here to receive updates on the Forest Management Plan revision process and developments.


Contact:
Project Manager Justin Butteris​, 503-945-7481​​

Meetings

Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Location: Broadway Commons (Mexico Room), 1300 Broadway St. NE, Salem, OR 97301

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Materials

Agenda​

Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Location: Broadway Commons (3rd Floor, Mexico Room), 1300 Broadway St. NE, Salem, OR 97301​

RSVP here​

Materials

Time: 1 p.m.

Location: Salem Headquarters, 2600 State Street, Building C – Tillamook Room, Salem, OR 97310​


FMP and HCP Materials
Habitat Conservation Plan Materials

Time: 1 p.m.

Location: Salem Headquarters, 2600 State Street, Building C – Tillamook Room, Salem, OR 97310​

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Location: Salem Headquarters, 2600 State Street, Building C – Tillamook Room, Salem, Oregon 97310

Materials:

Meeting Notes​

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Location: Salem Headquarters, 2600 State Street, Building C – Tillamook Room, Salem, Oregon 97310

Details: It is intended to inform members of the public about the status of the Forest Management Plan revision project. Only written testimony will be accepted at this meeting; the public will have an opportunity to provide in-person as well as written testimony at the July 24 Board of Forestry meeting.

Materials:

​Meeting notes​​​
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