The Board of Forestry meeting on June 5th in Salem will hopefully see the ratification of the “High Value Conservation Area” rule revision. At the same meeting, the Board will be asked to consider exploring alternative management plans as the Department of Forestry attempts to remain financially solvent.
We are concerned that, without setting up the current conservation commitments as sideboards to an alternative management plan process, our work over the past year to create conservation area designations will be compromised.
To find out more about this meeting, visit the Board of Forestry website and check out June 5th agenda items 8 & 9. To attend the meeting and voice your support for a balanced forest management plan, get in touch with our organizers here.