Oregon Department of Forestry, politics, Salem

Board of Forestry to vote on interim state forester candidate May 27

Peter Daugherty (center) during a Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency meeting on August 4, 2017 in Grand Ronde. Photo: Chas Hundley

The search for an interim state forester continues, with a vote on a candidate coming on Thursday, May 27 at a special meeting called for that purpose. 

Among other duties, the state forester, who serves as the chief executive officer of the Oregon Department of Forestry, will be among the top wildfire officials in the state this fire season. 

Current State Forester Peter Daugherty announced his resignation on May 7, with his last day coming May 31. 

Currently, the Board of Forestry is tasked with appointing a new state forester. If by the time Daugherty leaves his position the board has yet to appoint an interim state forester, the responsibilities of the state’s top forestry . . .

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