Plans for Oregon’s forests
Forest sustainability doesn’t just happen by chance. Great forests are born of great planning. The Forestry Program for Oregon is a sustainability plan developed by the Board of Forestry along with input from the public. The Board of Forestry consists of Governor-appointed volunteers who oversee Oregon’s forest protection laws and regulations. The Forestry Program for Oregon lays out the board’s eight-year vision for Oregon’s forests. It also describes how Oregon’s private and public forest landowners can work with citizens to ensure that Oregon’s forests are managed to balance economic, environmental and social benefits.
This progressive plan addresses important challenges such as growing populations, the conversion of forests for other uses and the declining health of federal forests. It establishes 19 indicators of sustainable forest management that serve as measuring sticks. Established in 1977, the program’s most recent eight-year plan was adopted in 2011.