State Forester Doug Decker would like to pass along these comments to all those engaged in our efforts:

Thanks to all who sent messages to the Governor, the Board and to me, expressing support for our work in clarifying the language used to designate high-value conservation areas on state forestlands. We have passed your sentiments along to the Board, the Governor’s Office and our staff here at ODF.

I appreciate the focus and priority you place on our state forests, and look forward to working with the coalition and others as we move into the rulemaking process in the new year, and as we work to craft new forest management strategies for Oregon’s state forests.

Best wishes,

Doug Decker                                                                                                                                                                               Oregon State Forester