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ODF seeks to create clarity, rules when closing state forestland

The Wilson River near the Tillamook Forest Center. Photo: Chas Hundley

The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) initiated its administrative rulemaking process to create a permanent rule for implementing state forest closures, and to update an existing rule to include language clarifying that parking fees are not the same as recreational use fees.

The ODF does not have rules for closing state forests. A news release issued by the agency says creating such rules are important to ensure there is a transparent process for implementing a state forest land closure and to clearly state the penalty associated with violating a closure.

Summaries for Proposed Rule Changes 

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