Each district prepares annual operations plans that are designed to achieve the goals and objectives identified in the district implementation plans. These annual plans show the location and nature of forest management activities and projects that are proposed for a given fiscal year and are the most detailed level of planning conducted by the Oregon Department of Forestry.
Starting Friday, May 7 through Monday, June 21, Oregonians can weigh in on draft Annual Operations Plans (AOPs) for state forests in the Astoria, Forest Grove, Klamath Falls, Tillamook, West Oregon, and Western Lane Districts, which includes the Tillamook, Clatsop, Sun Pass and Gilchrist state forests. These lay out on-the-ground activities expected to take place in the coming fiscal year. Note that public comment for the North Cascade District (Santiam State Forest) FY2022 Annual Operations Plan will take place as part of a separate process.
State forests by law must provide economic, environmental and social benefits to Oregonians. To achieve the legal mandate, these lands are managed to create healthy productive forests, high-quality habitat for native fish and wildlife, clean water, benefits and revenues to rural communities and timber-related economies, as well as recreation and educational opportunities. Overall management policies and management goals are established in long-range Forest Management Plans and Implementation Plans (which are available via the links above). Annual Operations Plans describe activities to achieve the policies and goals laid out in the longer-range plans. ODF is seeking input on the draft AOP summary documents, which can be viewed below and are also available at district offices upon request.
Common topics included in an Annual Operations Plan include:
- Timber harvest operations
- Recreation improvement and maintenance projects
- Forest road construction, maintenance, and improvements
- Reforestation/replanting and young stand management activities
- Habitat improvement for native species
- Invasive species management
The draft AOP Summary documents are linked below. If you would like to view the operations on a map and access reports on individual operations,
please visit the online WebApp. Reports can then be accessed by clicking on an operation, then clicking "More Info."
ODF is offering several convenient avenues to comment on AOPs:
If you would like a copy of an annual operations plan from a previous year, please visit the reports page.