Forest Land Base Designation
Following the process described in subsection (2) of this section, all forest land shall be designated either as:
Silviculturally capable of growing forest tree species, as defined by the Forest Practices Reforestation Suitability Standards as established by the Oregon Forest Practices Act (Silviculturally Capable); or
Not capable of such growth (Non-Silviculturally Capable).
Each district with forest land management responsibility shall identify Silviculturally Capable and Non-Silviculturally Capable lands in the district and display the designations on a map. The district shall forward the designations and map to the State Forester for approval. If approved by the State Forester, the State Forester shall forward the recommended designations to the Board for approval or modification. The Board shall adopt forest land base designations as an administrative rule.
Designations of forest land under this section shall be reviewed by the appropriate district and, if necessary, updated prior to the completion of management plans for any planning area.