Oregon forestry program sets goals for forest management

By Makenna Marks
KDRV ABC Newswatch 12
August 29, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

SALEM, Ore. — The Forestry Program for Oregon Subcommittee met over Zoom on Tuesday to discuss its intentions and goals for forest management.  The subcommittee is listed under the Oregon Board of Forestry, who works to implement sustainable policies and programs to Oregon’s public and private forests.  During Tuesday’s meeting, the subcommittee reviewed and revised its list ofintentions.  “My instinct is that this is really important for us to check in and again, have a full discussion of this and make sure that there’s alignment in concept here,” said Robin Harkless with Oregon Consensus.  While climate change is a major contributing factor to the ongoing issues Oregon’s forests are facing, the subcommittee agreed to focus more on the forests themselves and Oregon’s urban and rural communities. 

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