A bill in Salem seeks to reduce the number of “timber oriented” members of Oregon’s Forestry Practices Board
A bill at the Oregon Legislature that aims to change how Oregon manages its forests, and create more oversight, had a public hearing in the state Legislature on Wednesday. And it just might bring forest practices up from the 1950s.
Senate Bill 335 would make three significant changes to the state Board of Forestry. Those changes include reducing how many members can gain income from the timber industry, dissolve the Regional Forest Practices Advisory Committees, and allow the governor to appoint the state forester rather than the board. Here’s the story from OPB. Click Here.