Oregonians are invited to information sessions in Astoria on Feb. 24 and Salem Feb. 26 for an overview of planned timber sales and projects in state forests managed by the Oregon Department of Forestry for fiscal year 2021.
These sessions are an opportunity to learn more about state forests and to ask questions about annual operations planning. The agency is seeking to increase awareness of upcoming timber sales, environmental enhancement projects and ODF’s recreation, education and interpretation program. State forests by law must be managed to provide economic, environmental and social benefits, and the information sessions aim to explain how the agency’s annual plans fit within longer-term implementation and forest management plans.
The department will continue to hold a 45-day Annual Operations Plan (AOP) public comment period in early spring, and these sessions will provide valuable context for citizens to provide informed input on these draft plans.
When: Monday, February 24, 4-6 p.m.
Where: Judge Guy Boyington Building – 857 Commercial St., Astoria, OR
When: Wednesday, February 26, 1-3 p.m.
Where: Oregon Department of Forestry Headquarters, Building C, Tillamook Room – 2600 State Street, Salem, OR
About Oregon’s state forests: The Oregon Department of Forestry manages approximately 730,000 acres of Board of Forestry lands across 15 Oregon counties as well as 33,000 acres of Common School Fund land. This includes the Tillamook, Clatsop and Santiam state forests in western Oregon as well as the Sun Pass and Gilchrist state forests in Klamath County.