Oregon Department of Forestry

Rule Rule 629-035-0000


“Active management” means applying practices, over time and across the landscape, to achieve site-specific forest resource goals using an integrated and science-based approach that promotes the compatibility of most forest uses and resources over time and across the landscape.


“Adaptive management” means the process of implementing plans in a scientifically based, systematically structured approach that tests and monitors assumptions and predictions in management plans and uses the resulting information to improve the plans or management practices used to implement them.


“Biological diversity” means the genetic variation and the abundance and variety of microbial, plant, and animal life, the range of ecological functions, and the physical processes at any local or landscape scale.


“Board” means the Oregon Board of Forestry.


“Compatible” or “compatibility” means capable of existing or operating together in harmony.


“District” means a defined geographic area that is an administrative unit of the Department, within which a District Forester manages the Department’s programs.


“Forest conditions” means stand types, structures, and landscape patterns.


“Forest lands” means lands acquired under ORS 530.010 (State Board of Forestry authorized to acquire lands) to 530.040 (Exchange of forestland or timber).


“Forest resources” includes, but is not limited to:


Timber production and harvest;


Salmonid, and other native fish and wildlife habitats;


Soil, air, and water;


Forage and browse for domestic livestock;


Landscape effect;


Protection against flood and erosion;






Use of water resources; and


Administrative sites.


“Forest tree species” means trees ecologically suited to the site.


“Integrated Management” means bringing together knowledge of various disciplines (forestry, fisheries, wildlife, water) to understand and promote land management actions that consider effects and benefits to all.


“Landscape” means a broad geographic area that may cover many acres and more than one ownership, and may include a watershed, or sub-watershed areas.


“Native” means indigenous to Oregon, not introduced.


“Planning area” means the appropriate management district, or districts, or other specified geographic area determined by the State Forester.


“Wildlife” means fish, wild birds, amphibians, reptiles, wild mammals, and other indigenous animal organisms.

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Jun. 8, 2021