Oregon Department of Forestry

Rule Rule 629-035-0020
Greatest Permanent Value


(1)

As provided in ORS 530.050 (Management of lands acquired), “greatest permanent value” means healthy, productive, and sustainable forest ecosystems that over time and across the landscape provide a full range of social, economic, and environmental benefits to the people of Oregon. These benefits include, but are not limited to:

(a)

Sustainable and predictable production of forest products that generate revenues for the benefit of the state, counties, and local taxing districts;

(b)

Properly functioning aquatic habitats for salmonids, and other native fish and aquatic life;

(c)

Habitats for native wildlife;

(d)

Productive soil, and clean air and water;

(e)

Protection against floods and erosion; and

(f)

Recreation.

(2)

To secure the greatest permanent value of these lands to the state, the State Forester shall maintain these lands as forest lands and actively manage them in a sound environmental manner to provide sustainable timber harvest and revenues to the state, counties, and local taxing districts. This management focus is not exclusive of other forest resources, but must be pursued within a broader management context that:

(a)

Results in a high probability of maintaining and restoring properly functioning aquatic habitats for salmonids, and other native fish and aquatic life;

(b)

Protects, maintains, and enhances native wildlife habitats;

(c)

Protects soil, air, and water; and

(d)

Provides outdoor recreation opportunities.

(3)

Management practices must:

(a)

Pursue compatibility of forest uses over time;

(b)

Integrate and achieve a variety of forest resource management goals;

(c)

Achieve, over time, site-specific goals for forest resources, using the process as set forth in OAR 629-035-0030 (Forest Management Planning) through 629-035-0070 (Forest Land Exchanges and Acquisitions);

(d)

Consider the landscape context;

(e)

Be based on the best science available; and

(f)

Incorporate an adaptive management approach that applies new management practices and techniques as new scientific information and results of monitoring become available.

(4)

The State Forester shall manage forest lands as provided in this section by developing and implementing management plans for a given planning area as provided in OAR 629-035-0030 (Forest Management Planning) to 629-035-0100 (Existing Long Range Plans).

(5)

The Board shall review 629-035-0020 (Greatest Permanent Value)(2) (management focus) no less than every ten years in light of current social, economic, scientific, and silvicultural considerations.
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