Greg Miller elected OFRI board chair
The Oregon Forest Resources Institute said today that its board of directors elected Greg Miller to serve as board chair. Miller has been on OFRI’s board since 2007.
Miller replaces Pete Sikora, chief operating officer for Giustina Resources in Eugene, whose term as OFRI board chair expired June 30. Miller also served as chair during an earlier appointment to OFRI’s board. Ray Jones, vice president of resources, at Stimson Lumber Company, was elected vice chair.
Miller has worked in the forest sector since 1974. Currently, he is the Oregon public affairs manager for Weyerhaeuser Company. Based in Salem, he is an active participant or board member in more than half a dozen organizations, including the Oregon Forest Industries Council and The Nature Conservancy.
By Oregon statute, the state forester appoints 11 of OFRI’s 13 board members from three forest products producer classes. Two additional members serve ex-officio: the Oregon State University dean of the College of Forestry and a public representative who is appointed jointly by the speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives and the president of the Oregon Senate.
Producer class specifications are as follows:
- Class 1 – Producers of fewer than 20 million board feet per year.
- Class 2 – Producers of at least 20 million board feet per year, but fewer than 100 million board feet per year.
- Class 3 – Producers of at least 100 million board feet per year.
In addition, there is a position representing small woodland owners owning between 100 and 2,000 acres of forestlands. Both Miller and Jones represent producers in Class 3.
OFRI was created in 1991 by the Oregon legislature to improve public understanding of the state's forest resources and to encourage environmentally sound forest management through education. To learn more about the Oregon Forest Resources Institute and its work, visit OFRI online at oregonforests.org.