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Board of Forestry hosts a virtual special meeting on May 16

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Board of Forestry will hold a virtual meeting starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, May 16. The meeting will be livestreamed on the department’s YouTube channel.

The board’s business agenda includes:

  • Final orders on Spring Branch Creek contested case 
  • Emergency fire funding legislative concept decision

View the agenda and board meeting details.

Live testimony is available on the emergency fire funding legislative concept decision. Sign-up is required and instructions to provide live testimony are available online. Sign-up closes on Friday, May 13 at 5 p.m. Written public testimony will also be accepted. Written comments can be submitted before or up to the meeting day to boardofforestry@odf.oregon.gov, with the appropriate agenda item included with the submission. Items marked as work sessions or executive sessions (*) on the agenda are not open for public testimony.

The board will meet in executive session starting at 7:55 a.m. for the purpose of conferring with legal counsel regarding the consideration of information or records that are exempt by law from public inspection, pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(f).

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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