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The Board is scheduled to meet virtually on Thursday, December 14, 2023, as a special meeting outside of the calendared Board events for 2023. The meeting will be live streamed for public viewing.

The Board will have limited time to hear and discuss the information delivered by the Department, therefore no testimony will be allowed. Written general comments are always welcome and can be submitted to boardofforestry@odf.oregon.gov or mailed to the Board's Support Office at 2600 State St., Salem, OR 97310.

Agenda​ | Board packet (printable)

State Forests Management Plan Presentation

Board and Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee Engagement

  • Audio | Meeting record
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Agenda​ | Board packet 

The Board is scheduled to meet in Medford on Wednesday, October 18, and Thursday, October 19 for a two-day retreat. This will be an informal hybrid event for members of the Board and agency leadership to meet with the nine federally recognized Tribes of Oregon, review the Forestry Program for Oregon draft, and discuss the draft Board Policies Manual. There will not be an opportunity for the public to provide comments or testimony, but the retreat will be live-streamed for viewing and available for in-person observation. Parking permits will be available for those attending in person at the front desk of the Jackson County Health & Human Service Building. For any questions, contact ODF's Board Support office at BoardofForestry@odf.oregon.gov or (503) 945-7210

On the evening of October 18, the Department will host an in-person community social with the Board – open to the public and all ages. Remote access will not be available.

October 18 – Opening comments

  • Audio

Breakout sessions – Due to limited seating, sessions will be limited to invited Tribes, Department leadership, and support staff.

​October 18 – Closing comments

  • Audio

October 19 – Opening comments

  • Audio

Vision for Oregon Comprehensive Review

  • Audio

Board Policies Manual Review and Discussion

  • Audio

Board Calendar Discussion and Reflection

  • Audio

Agenda Setting Approach 2024

  • Audio

Closing comments

  • ​Audio​
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Agenda​ & board packet

The Board is scheduled to meet in person on Wednesday, September 6, and Thursday, September 7, 2023, in Salem, Oregon. Each day of the meeting will be live-streamed and offer an opportunity for live testimony. The Board will have limited time scheduled for live testimony, but written testimony is also welcomed. On the evening of September 6, the Board will host an evening social, open to the public and held on location with no virtual access.

  • Live testimony is available for all items listed on and off the agenda, with the exception of consent agenda and work session asterisked (*) items. 
  • Written testimony can be submitted for information or decision items and can be sent by mail or email at boardofforestry@odf.oregon.gov.
  • Written testimony sent 72 hours before the meeting will give the Board time to review and consider the information. Any testimony submitted after that window of time will be sent to the Board after the meeting but entered into the record and posted online. The Board will be accepting written testimony on this agenda's topics until September 20.

You must sign up to provide live testimony. Advanced sign-up opens on August 21 and closes at 5 p.m. on September 1. Notice: If the spots are full, you can email BoardofForestry@odf.oregon.gov to be added to a waiting list.​

To sign up, click on the provided link to register.

https://signup.com/go/JtVjNYe

If you require accommodations, contact the Oregon Department of Forestry at forestryinformation@odf.oregon.gov or call (503) 945-7210.​

Consent Agenda items A | B | C | D | E | F | G

Item 1 State Forester, Board Member, and Public Comments-Day one

Audio | Meeting record

Item 2  Committee for Family Forestland Annual Report

Audio | Meeting record

Item 3 Auditor Introduction

Audio | Meeting record

Item 4 2023 Fire Season Update

Audio | Meeting record

Item 5 2023 Session Legislative Update

Audio | Meeting record

Item 6 Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee Testimony

Audio | Meeting record

Item 7 Forest Management Plan, Adaptive Management Plan, and Performance Measures Update

Audio | Meeting record

Item 8 State Forester, Board Member, and Public Comments-Day two

Audio | Meeting record

Item 9 Chair Proposed Resolution on the draft Western Oregon State Forests Habitat Conservation Plan

Audio | Meeting record

Item 10  *Forestry Program for Oregon Planning Work Session

Audio | Meeting record

Item 11​ Board Meeting Wrap-Up

Audio | Meeting record


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Agenda & board packet 

The Board is scheduled to meet in person on Wednesday, June 7, and Thursday, June 8, 2023, in Sisters, Oregon. Each day the meeting will begin at 8 a.m. and streamed live. The June 7 meeting will offer an opportunity for live testimony. The Board will have limited time scheduled for live testimony, but written testimony is always welcome. On the evening of June 7, the Board will host an evening social, open to the public and held on location with no virtual access.

  • Live testimony is available for item #1 and #4.
  • Consent agenda and work session asterisked (*) items are not open for public testimony.
  • Written testimony can be submitted on information items or tour stops and can be sent by mail or email at boardofforestry@odf.oregon.gov.
  • Written testimony sent 72 hours before the meeting will give the Board time to review and consider the information. Any testimony submitted after that window of time will be sent to the Board after the meeting but entered into the record and posted online. The Board will be accepting written testimony on this agenda's topics until June 21.

You must sign up to provide live testimony. Advanced sign-up opens on May 24 and closes at 5 p.m. on June 2.

To sign up, email the Board Administrator at hilary.olivos-rood@odf.oregon.gov, and include:

  • your name,
  • organization (if affiliated),
  • email address,
  • agenda item number or focus of testimony, and 
  • preference to provide oral testimony by computer or in person.

An email to confirm your registration will be sent. Additional instructions and a Zoom link will be provided leading up to the meeting.

Consent Agenda items A | B | C | D | E | F | G​ 

Item 1 State Forester, Board Member, and Public Comments

Item 2  *Forest Patrol Assessment Hearings-Jackson County
Item 3 2023 Legislative Session Update​
  • Audio | Meeting record
Item 4 Forest Protection Association Budgets
Item 5 Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee Testimony
Item 6 Fire Season Readiness
Item 7 20-Year Landscape Resiliency Strategy Update
Item 8 *Forestry Program for Oregon Planning Work Session
Item 9 *Board and Agency Organizational Governance Work Session
Item 10 Board Meeting Wrap-Up
  • ​Audio | Meeting record​

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Agenda​ | Packet​ (Printable)

Field tour itinerary

Retreat handouts

The Board is scheduled to meet in Wallowa County on Wednesday, April 26, and Thursday, April 27. A field tour on April 26 is organized to be held on location with no virtual access. The tour itinerary will be released before the event. Members of the public wishing to join the tour are asked to bring their lunch and RSVP to boardofforestry@odf.oregon.gov by 5 p.m. Friday, April 21 to secure a seat with ODF.

On the evening of April 26, the Department will host an in-person community spotlight and town social with the Board – open to the public and all ages. Remote access will not be available.

The April 27 retreat will be an informal hybrid event for members of the Board and agency leadership to fulfill retreat objectives, review the Forestry Program for Oregon draft, and discuss next steps for plan development. There will not be an opportunity for the public to provide comments or testimony, but the retreat will be live streamed for viewing and available for in-person attendance by the public. For any questions, contact Board Support at boardofforestry@odf.oregon.gov or 503-945-7210.​

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Agenda​ & board packet

Field tour itinerary

The Board is scheduled to meet in person on Wednesday, March 8, and Thursday, March 9, 2023, in Corvallis, Oregon. The March 8 meeting will be live-streamed and offer an opportunity for live testimony. The Board will have limited time scheduled for live testimony, but written testimony is always welcome. The field tour on March 9 is organized to be held on location with no virtual access. The tour itinerary will be released before the event, and recordings will likely be available post-tour.

Live testimony is available for item ​​1.

  • Consent agenda and work session asterisked (*) items are not open for public testimony.
  • Written testimony can be submitted on information items or tour stops and can be sent by mail or email at boardofforestry@odf.oregon.gov.
  • Written testimony sent 72 hours before the meeting will give the Board time to review and consider the information. Any testimony submitted after that window of time will be sent to the Board after the meeting but entered into the record and posted online. The Board will be accepting written testimony on this agenda's topics until March 22.

You must sign up to provide live testimony. Advanced sign-up opens on February 22 and closes at 5 p.m. on March 3; limited to 25 slots.

To sign up, email the Board Administrator at hilary.olivos-rood@odf.oregon.gov, and include:

  • your name,
  • organization (if affiliated),
  • email address,
  • agenda item number or focus of testimony, and 
  • ​​preference to provide oral testimony by computer or in person.

An email to confirm your registration will be sent. Additional instructions and a Zoom link will be provided leading up to the meeting.

Consent Agenda items A | B | C | D | E |
Item 1 State Forester, Board Member, and Public Comments

​​​      ●  Audio | Meeting record

Item 2 Forest Protection Association Overview
      ●​  Audio | Meeting record

Item 3 Proposal for new Climate Smart Award
      ●​ Audio | Meeting record

Item 4 Forestry Program for Oregon Update and Oregon Kitchen Table Proposal for Engaging Oregonians
      ●​  Audio | Meeting record

Item 5 2023 Legislative Session Update
      ●​  Audio | Meeting record

Item 6 Sightline Institute: Long Rotational Forestry Discussion
      ●​  Audio | Meeting record

Item 7 Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee Testimony
      ●​  Audio | Meeting record

Item 8 Field Tour Overview
      ●​  Audio | Meeting record

Item 9​​ Board Closing Comments and Meeting Wrap Up
      ●​ Audio | Meeting record

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​Agenda | Board packet (printable)

The Board is scheduled to meet virtually on Wednesday, Feb. 15, as a special meeting outside of the calendared Board events for 2023. The meeting will be live streamed for public viewing.

As the Board has limited time for this topic discussion there will not be time set aside for live testimony, but written testimony is available and can be submitted to boardofforestry@odf.oregon.gov or mailed to the Board's Support Office in advance of the meeting or by close-of-business, Wednesday, Feb. 22. 

Item 1​ Western Oregon State Forests Draft Habitat Conservation Plan Discussion
*Executive Session​ - To consider information or records that are exempt by law from public inspection, pursuant ORS 192.660(2)(f) and to consult with counsel concerning the legal rights and duties of a public body with regard to current litigation or litigation likely to be filed, pursuant to ORS 192.660 (2)(h). This is a work session and is closed to the public.
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​Agenda ​& board packet (printable)

The Board is scheduled to meet in person on Wednesday, Jan. 4, and Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, in Salem, Oregon. Each day of the meeting will be livestreamed, and the Jan. 4 meeting will offer an opportunity for live testimony. The Board will have limited time scheduled for live testimony, but written testimony is always welcome. On the evening of Jan. 4, the Board will host an evening social, open to the public and is held on location with no virtual access.

  • Live testimony is available for item 1.
  • Consent agenda and work session asterisked (*) items are not open for public testimony.
  • Written testimony can be submitted on information items or tour stops and can be sent by mail or email at boardofforestry@odf.oregon.gov.
  • Written testimony sent 72 hours before the meeting will give the Board time to review and consider the information. Any testimony submitted after that window of time will be sent to the Board after the meeting but entered into the record and posted online. The Board will be accepting written testimony on this agenda's topics until Jan. 18.

You must sign up to provide live testimony. Advanced sign-up opens on Dec. 20 and closes at 5 p.m. on Dec. 30.

To sign up, email the Board Administrator at hilary.olivos-rood@odf.oregon.gov, and include:

  • your name,
  • organization (if affiliated),
  • email address,
  • agenda item number or focus of testimony, and 
  • preference to provide oral testimony by computer or in person.

An email to confirm your registration will be sent. Additional instructions and a Zoom link will be provided the day before the meeting.​

Consent Agenda Items A | B | C | D | E | F | G

Item 1 State Forester, Board Member, and Public Comments
Item 2 Oregon's 20-Year Landscape Resiliency Strategy
Item 3 2022 Forest Practices Operator of the Year Awards
  • ​Audi​o | Meeting record​
Item 4 Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee Testimony
Item 5 Community Presentation: Log and lumber market trend changes​
Item 6 Legislative Session 2023 Preparation
  • ​Audi​o | Meeting record​
Item 7 Board Member Recognition from Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board
  • ​Audi​o | Meeting record​
Item 8 Board Closing Comments and Meeting Wrap-Up
  • ​Audi​o | Meeting record​​
Item 9 Forestry Program for Oregon Planning Work Session
Item 10​ Governance for the Board of Forestry Work Session
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