SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT DEPENDS ON COMPREHENSIVE FOREST PRACTICE LAWS
Sustainability is at the core of the Oregon Forest Practices Act. The law states that continuous growing and harvesting trees is the leading use of private forestland. And it requires that we also protect soil, air, water and wildlife for future generations.
WHAT CREATES CHANGE IN OREGON’S FOREST PROTECTION LAWS?
Over time, the rules have been revised as scientists learn more about forests and forest practices. Today, the act has over 250 enforceable rules that apply to state and private forestland. This site will help you understand some of the most significant, and how they help ensure timber production that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.
"Caring for forests through sustainable forest management ensures that they’ll continue to provide a range of social, environmental and economic benefits now and into the future."Director of Forestry, Oregon Forest Resources Institute
Two extension foresters explain forest protective laws in Oregon’s working forests