Kitzhaber Will Address Board Of Forestry

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Governor John Kitzhaber will address the Board of Forestry about his vision for federal forestland management in Oregon when the panel meets on January 8th. A board subcommittee has developed an action plan intended to serve as a road map for federal forest reform, with the aim of increasing the pace and scale of restoration and management across Oregon’s national forests.

During this meeting in Salem, the full board will consider the plan, which describes a suite of actions including work with the governor, Oregon’s congressional delegation, the state legislature and others.

Other agenda items will include:

An update on alternative management plans for state-owned forests – Oregon Department of Forestry staff will present an update on alternative management plans for the State Forests prepared by a board subcommittee. The presentation will also include a final report on alternative revenue sources prepared by ECONorthwest, a consulting firm that specializes in economics, finance and planning.

Oregon Values and Beliefs survey – The board will hear a presentation by DHM Research, a Portland-based public opinion research firm, on Oregonians’ values and beliefs related to forestry.

More information on the board is available at www.oregonforestry.gov. Background information on the January 8th meeting, including staff reports, will be available before the meeting through the 2014 “Meeting Schedules” link.

This entry was posted on Friday, December 27th, 2013 and is filed under Local News, State News.