Third Edition. Updated 2018
Since it was first published in 2002, Forest Protection Laws: An Illustrated Manual has become a standard reference for those planning and executing timber harvests. The publication fosters easy understanding and correct application of the Oregon Forest Practices Act and Rules and the other best management practices, laws and rules that apply to Oregon’s forest landowners.
This Revised Third Edition was necessary to take into account changes in the Water Protection Rules with the addition of SSBT stream types, changes in the Industrial Fire Precaution Levels, changes in rules to protect sensitive wildlife species with the federal delisting of the bald eagle, and other minor changes.
Individual chapter downloads:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Planning a timber harvest
Chapter 3: Doing a timber harvest
Chapter 4: Reforestation after harvest
Chapter 5: Fire and chemicals
Chapter 6: Road and stream crossings
Chapter 7: Other considerations
Chapter 8: Appendix