The Oregon Board of Forestry voted to take on a new management plan for Tillamook, Clatsop and Santiam state forests.
There has been widespread dissatisfaction with the current plan -- including from the governor -- for failing to meet the statutory goals of producing economic, environmental and social benefits through active management.
Board Chairman Tom Imeson said in a statement that the current plan, from 2001, was based on the best information of the time, and he believes they can do better.
But conservation groups are skeptical that the forests can produce more logs while improving fish and wildlife habitat.
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