Forestry Practices Act changes pose challenges for loggers


November 23, 2022

Local foresters and loggers will be faced with new rules on forest practices following the Oregon Board of Forestry’s approval of more than 100 changes to the Forest Practices Act at a special board meeting Oct. 26.

The rule changes are a result of the mediated and groundbreaking Private Forest Accord that brought together representatives from conservation groups and the timber industry.

The changes will impact timber harvest activities on more than 10 million acres of private and non-federal forests in the state.

The Private Forest Accord is an agreement between representatives fr...

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