Forestry, ODF, Salem

Oregon Department of Forestry seeks public input in Northwest Oregon State Forests Management, Habitat Conservation Plan

Trees open up to reveal a clear cut and newer growth in the Tillamook State Forest. Photo: Chas Hundley

SALEM - Public input is sought on the Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) Northwest Oregon State Forests Management Plan and Habitat Conservation Plan at a roundtable discussion scheduled in Salem on Friday, April 12.

The discussion will begin at 1 p.m. in the Tillamook Room at the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters, located at 2600 State St., Salem.

According to a press release from ODF, the discussion will primarily focus on the processes and timelines for two state plans, the Forest Management Plan revision and the Western Oregon Habitat Conservation Plan exploration.

In Oregon, state forests, such as the Tillamook State Forest are managed under a concept known as “greatest permanent value,” according to ORS 530.050 which states . . .

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