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Farm and Forest Conservation Program Improvements Rulemaking

Oregon's zoning-based farm and forest land conservation programs have been in place for over 50 years. Since the start of the program, the Oregon Legislature, the Land Conservation and Development Commission, and the state's courts have passed laws, adopted administrative rules, and made decisions that have changed the programs. The farm and forest conservation programs are meant to change over time as the issues around farm and forest conservation change. 

Over the past 10 years, stakeholders, the courts, and DLCD staff have identified a number of issues needing review. DLCD sees the Farm and Forest Conservation Program Improvements Project as a multi-year effort to address implementation of the farm and forest conservation program. For more information see the project page at

Rulemaking Advisory Committee Members

For more information on the charge to the RAC, read the commission approved rulemaking charge.

Rulemaking Advisory Committee Meetings

Stay Informed

Community members will be able to view RAC meetings and are welcome to email comments to staff throughout the rulemaking process. RAC meeting summaries will be available on this page. LCDC will hold a public hearing when staff presents a recommended draft for consideration.

For substantive questions about the rulemaking, or if you are interested in being interviewed as a stakeholder, please contact Farm and Forest Lands Specialist Hilary Foote at or 503-881-9249.

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Hilary Foote
Farm/Forest Lands Specialist
Phone: 503-881-9249

Casaria Taylor
Senior Rules Coordinator
Phone: 503-373-0050