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Board of Forestry hosts a virtual special meeting on Oct. 20

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Board of Forestry will hold a virtual special meeting starting at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20. The meeting will be livestreamed on the department’s YouTube channel.

The agenda includes adoption of the proposed wildland-urban interface definition and a question-and-answer session with the final candidates for Oregon’s next state forester. The candidates will answer several questions submitted by the public. Written comments about what you would like to see in the next state forester generally or about the final candidates specifically can be submitted to BoardofForestry@oregon.gov until Oct. 25.

Starting at 5 p.m., the board will meet in executive session for the purpose of considering the employment of a chief executive officer, pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(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@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@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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