Category Archives: Dept. of Forestry (ODF)

Oregon Forester says money’s almost gone

State Forester Peter Daugherty wants more than $100 million from the Oregon Legislature. Without it, he says he won’t have the resources to fight wildfires. Source: Oregon Forester says money’s almost gone | My Columbia Basin

Opinion: Our forests’ future depends on our working together

Conflicts over what purpose forests should serve are getting increasingly complicated and paralyzing, writes Peter Hayes, a former member of the Board of Forestry. Oregonians need to find common ground, recognize a few principles and focus on developing solutions. Source: Opinion: Our forests’ future depends on our working together – oregonlive.com

Counties’ timber lawsuit success will not come at expense environment

After a monthlong trial, after hearing more than 100 hours of testimony and reviewing hundreds of exhibits, some going back to the early 1900’s, the Linn County jury deliberated for only a few hours before returning with a verdict. The jury determined the state had indeed breached a long-standing contract with the 13 plaintiff forest […]
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Oregon local governments made ‘record revenues’ from 2019 timber sales, state says

Counties and local governments made $86.9 million from timber sales on state forest lands this year, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry. Source: Oregon local governments made ‘record revenues’ from 2019 timber sales, state says

Workshop set on draft forest management plan

The Oregon Department of Forestry is hosting a public input and question-and-answer session in Astoria on the draft revised Western Oregon State Forest Management Plan. The meeting will be held at the Judge Guy Boyington Building at 9 a.m. on Friday. The comments will provide input to project staff prior to finalizing the draft revised […]
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ODF video helps teach private landowners how to reforest after fire

 A new video produced by the Oregon Department of Forestry aims to help family forest landowners learn what to do to reforest their property after a wildfire. The 7-minute video draws on the experience of ODF Stewardship Forester Jana Peterson and private Forestry Consultant Lane Parry in helping Baker County forest landowners after the Cornet-Windy […]
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Editorial: Vague plans for Oregon forests don’t help anyone

We’d like to be able to tell you the details of the Oregon Forestry Department’s plan for managing 613,000 acres of state forests. Instead, the department has come up with a 180-page vision lacking some critical substance. Source: Editorial: Vague plans for Oregon forests don’t help anyone | Opinion | bendbulletin.com

Department of Forestry’s new management plan is so vague it’s meaningless, critics say

Barely a week after its release, stakeholders from across the spectrum are criticizing the draft plan as lacking the specifics they were expecting from the agency. Source: Department of Forestry’s new management plan is so vague it’s meaningless, critics say – oregonlive.com

Editorial: Important Bend victory for wildfire protection

The city of Bend and Deschutes County have spent at least two years working to update their smoke management plan. The city was the first in the state to submit a plan to the Oregon Department of Forestry, and now it’s the first to have one approved. Its hard work has paid off. State approval […]
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State accepts Bend smoke plan

A plan on how authorities in Bend should manage smoke from prescribed fires has been approved by state regulators. The plan, created jointly by the city of Bend and Deschutes County, guides how and when officials will inform the public before prescribed burns occur. Source: State accepts Bend smoke plan | Local&State | bendbulletin.com