Governor Kitzhaber's O&C Lands Panel called for Congressional action to ensure financial stability of Oregon timber counties.
The Governor brought together a diverse group of 14 county officials, forest product industry representatives and conservation leaders that spent three months developing a series of forest management options. The panel seeks to continue its work with the Oregon delegation to resolve the longstanding O&C issue.
The O&C Lands Panel analyzed a range of land management options utilizing timber supply and projections modeling as well as ecological effects modeling. The results propose creative new ways to optimize public values tied to O&C land management.
Read more at The Cannon Beach Gazette.