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Natural resources -- Management, Forest management -- Government policy, Public lands -- Oregon -- Management, Oregon Solutions


The collaborative efforts of the Federal Forest Working Group to address issues, challenges, and opportunities facing the health of Oregon's federal public forests and that of neighboring human communities has spanned three Oregon governors over more than a decade. The engagement and related direct efforts of each of these gubernatorial administrations and the state’s executive branch agencies, federal management agencies, including the US Forest Service, and many diverse partners have been essential to the advancement of this work. This report attempts to capture the underpinnings of the Federal Forest Working Group, the accomplishments over time, and considerations for future focus.

The Federal Forest Working Group involved numerous stakeholders who worked collaboratively over the years to implement the recommendations contained in the 2009 Oregon Board of Forestry report, “Achieving Oregon’s Vision for Federal Forestlands.” The conveners from the Governor’s Office for the effort have included Mike Carrier (under Governor Ted Kulongoski), Brett Brownscombe (under Governor John Kitzhaber and Governor Kate Brown), Lauri Aunan (under Governor Kate Brown), and Jason Miner (under Governor Kate Brown). The Oregon Department of Forestry provided key support for the project initially through Planning Director, Kevin Birch, and more recently through Partnership and Planning Program Director, Chad Davis.


Oregon Solutions is a production of the National Policy Consensus Center at the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University.

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