County urges fire management as priority


August 31, 2022

Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker agreed Tuesday morning, Aug. 23, that the executive summary of the Governor’s Council on Wildfire Response should be sent to the Oregon Department of Forestry, entered into the official record and be considered when developing any forest management plans.

Board Chair Nyquist said the Board of Forestry is developing a Habitat Conservation Plan, which, if approved, will be a guiding resource in managing state forest lands for decades. He believed wildland fire prevention should be considered a top priority of the do...

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