Oregon state forester seeks applicants for OFRI board of directors
Oregon State Forester Marvin Brown is seeking applications from qualified individuals to serve on the board of directors of the Oregon Forest Resources Institute. OFRI is a semi-independent state organization dedicated to forestry education.
The state forester will fill two vacancies created by board members whose terms expire in January 2011.
Persons interested in being considered for positions on the OFRI board now or in the future should contact Dan Postrel at the Oregon Department of Forestry, 2600 State St., Salem, Ore., 97310, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed applications for the upcoming two vacancies must be postmarked by Oct. 15, 2010.
According to Oregon law, the state forester appoints 11 of OFRI’s 13 board members. Two other members serve ex officio: the dean of the Oregon State University College of Forestry and a public representative who is appointed jointly by the president of the Oregon Senate and the speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives.
Board representation includes small, medium and large forest products producers that pay dedicated forest products harvest taxes to support OFRI’s programs. The board also contains one member representing small woodland owners and one representing forest sector employees.
The two upcoming vacancies are for representatives of small and medium forest products producers.
The two board members who will leave after their terms expire in January are Sara Leiman, Coast Range Conifers, representing Class 1 producers; and Pete Sikora, Giustina Resources, representing Class 2 producers. The terms of two other members — W. Ray Jones, Class 3, and Bill Kluting, employee representative — also will expire, but both are expected to seek reappointment.
Producer class specifications include:
- Class 1 – Producers of less than 20 million board feet per year
- Class 2 – Producers of at least 20 million board feet per year, but less than 100 million board feet per year
- Class 3 – Producers of at least 100 million board feet per year
The small woodland owner representative must own between 100 and 2,000 acres of forestland and have no direct financial interest in any forest products processing activity.
To learn more about OFRI, visit OFRI online at oregonforests.org.