Slash burning visible from Cape Lookout State Park.

Slash burning visible from Cape Lookout State Park.Photo by Allison Asbjornsen.

The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) and the Board of Forestry are in charge of managing state and private forests in Oregon. Now they are updating their plan for the forests. 

ODF and the Board’s plan includes the mission, values, and goals that they use to make decisions about our state’s forests. It was last updated in 2011. There have been a lot of changes since then.

Now the public has a chance to weigh in on how our forests should be managed. Your input can influence the way the state makes decisions about forests in Oregon.

People in Oregon can share what they think through an online survey in nine languages The  survey is open through October.  

It is also possible to organize regional “community conversations” through Oregon’s Kitchen Table, a program of the National Policy Consensus Center housed in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government in the College of Urban and Public Affairs at Portland State University.

If you need help or support gathering together a group for a Kitchen Table Conversation, reach out to Oregon’s Kitchen Table, or 503-725-5248.