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January 18, 2022
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Board of Forestry hosts a virtual meeting on Jan. 5

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Board of Forestry will hold a virtual meeting starting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 5. The meeting will be livestreamed on the department’s YouTube channel.

The board’s business agenda includes:

  • Guiding principles for 2023 legislative concept development
  • Principles and guidance for 2023-2025 agency request budget development
  • 2022-2024 Board Work Plans discussion
  • 2021 Forest Practices Operator of the Year awards
  • Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee testimony
  • State forests management focus
  • Macias Gini & O’Connell LLP (MGO) department implementation plan progress and draft board policy concepts for financial oversight

View the agenda and board meeting details.

Live testimony is available for item #1-State forester and board member comments, and decision items #3-Principles & guidance for 2023 legislative concept development, and #8-State forests management focus. Sign-up is required and instructions to provide live testimony are available online. Sign-up closes Friday, Dec. 31 at 5 p.m. Written public testimony will also be accepted. Written comments can be submitted before or up to Jan. 26 to boardofforestry@odf.oregon.gov, with the appropriate agenda item included with the submission.

The board will meet in executive session starting at 1 p.m. for the purpose of discussing an attorney-client privileged communication, pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(f) and conferring with legal counsel on the rights and duties related to litigation (h).

The executive session will also be conducted virtually. Members of the news media who want to attend this portion of the meeting can email Public Affairs Director Joy Krawczyk at joy.p.krawczyk@odf.oregon.gov for information.

Accommodations for people with disabilities, and special materials, services, or assistance can be arranged by calling ODF’s Public Affairs Office at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting at 503-945-7200 or by email at forestryinformation@odf.oregon.gov.

The Oregon Board of Forestry consists of seven citizens nominated by the Governor and confirmed by the Oregon Senate. Responsibilities include appointing the State Forester, setting management direction for state-owned forests, adopting rules governing timber harvest and other practices on private forestland, and promoting sustainable management of Oregon’s 30-million-acre forestland base. Read more information about the board.

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