Oregon Board of Forestry and Forest Trust Lands Advisory Committee discuss forest plan’s impact on county revenues

By Will Chappell, Editor
The Tillamook Headlight Herald
December 17, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

The Oregon Board of Forestry and members of the Forest Trust Lands Advisory Committee met on December 14 to discuss recently released modeling results and their impacts on the counties that rely on state forest revenues and the department of forestry. Members of both groups quickly homed in on excess habitat protections for the northern spotted owl as an area of concern and signaled their intention to work together to dampen the economic impacts of the new plans. …A presentation by Oregon Department of Forestry staffers on the new modeling that largely mirrored the one given the week before to the FTLAC. The presentation showed that across all state forests revenue would drop somewhere between $21 and $28 million dollars annually and that the department had taken a conservative approach to species protection, with different planned scenarios protecting between 15% and 30% excess acreage of northern spotted owl habitat. 

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