It's Up to Us to Know the Rules
The 2022 Private Forest Accord and related updates to Oregon's Forest Practice Rules will impact all of us and our woodlands to some degree. Although the Oregon Department of Forestry, the new Small Forest Owner Office, and the Partnership for Forestry Education are all committed to making boots-on-the-ground education and training available, it is still up to us to keep ourselves informed–even if only to be able to ask better questions!
Knowing and Following
Oregon's Forest Practice Rules
visit the ODF
Small Forestland Owner Office
Resources on this page and your local Stewardship forester are your best resources for determining how and/or if the new Rules will affect you and your woodland.
Find Your Stewardship Forester
Remember: the new Rules go into effect Jan 1 2024!
ODF Forest Practices Act webpage
not quite an update to the upcomiong revision to the Illustrated Manual, but the next best thing
when it comes to the new stream rule
text of the Private Forest Accord
ODF PFA Webpage
note: this is a great place find information
as well as sign up for e-mail updates
Forest Practices Act
OSWA and the PFA
a little history: OSWA & the PFA Process
OSWA PFA Position Statement
OSWA Feb 2022 Letter to Members
Ken Nygren's Reflection on the PFA Signing
letter to the Board of Forestry from Clackamas chapter member regarding adoption of the revised Rules