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Proposed rulemaking hearing for Siskiyou SSBT stream protection rules

In adherence to the state's social distancing requirements and to slow the spread of COVID-19, this public hearing will be conducted through a Zoom meeting with online and call-in participation.

Hearing information

A virtual rulemaking hearing has been scheduled for Sept. 23, 2020, 5:15 p.m. 

To watch hearing or testify, please register

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Anyone requesting special accommodation to participate in the meeting, please contact staff at least 72 hours before the meeting, either by email, or by phone, 503-851-9002.

If you experience trouble with registering online and require technical assistance with registration, please contact staff at least 24 hours before the meeting, either by email, or by phone, 503-851-9002.

Public comment deadline: Sept. 28, 2020, 5 p.m.

In addition to presenting oral comments at this hearing on the proposed rule amendment, anyone may submit written comments until the close of the public comment period deadline. 


Mail: Private Forest Siskiyou SSBT Rulemaking, Attention Greg Wagenblast, Oregon Department of Forestry, 2600 State Street, Salem, OR 97310

FAX: 503-945-7490

Note: Comments received after 5 p.m. on Sept. 28, 2020 will not be reviewed or considered by the agency unless the agency decides to extend the public comment period for everyone.


Proposed rules for wildlife food plots

Public comments on draft rules to allow wildlife food plots in Oregon forestlands are closed.

View notice of proposed rulemaking.


Oregon House Bill 3013, which took effect in January 2016, allows forest landowners to have wildlife food plots. The statute that arose from the bill is Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 527.678. This statute requires the Board of Forestry to adopt rules to allow wildlife food plots to be an approved activity under the Forest Practices Act (FPA).

A wildlife food plot is defined as a small area of forestland that, instead of being used to grow and harvest forest trees, is planted in vegetation for wildlife nutrition. Small forestland is defined as ownerships greater than 10 acres and less than 5,000. Maximum food plot sizes on those ownerships range from a quarter acre to 50 acres.

Draft rules were developed with input from the Committee for Family Forestlands, the Tribal Cultural Resources Cluster and the three Regional Forest Practices Committees. Staff also consulted with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Input from these groups has been consolidated in the draft rule language.

Next steps

  • Review and summarize public comment in a report to the Committee for Family Forestlands in the spring 2020
  • Present final proposed rules to Board of Forestry for adoption in summer 2020
  • Rules effective fall 2020


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